Daily Archives: December 12, 2012

FIGHTING THE ITCH TO SCRATCH

Scratch_EMI can bind my hands at night with oven mitts and duct tape and I will still somehow manage to scratch that itch.  I’m not sure how I manage to puncture a whole through layers of fabric and not only scratch my arm, but scratch until it tears my skin and bleeds leaving residual red beneath my nails.  But that’s how it is at night.  In deep slumber, I really have no control whether I scratch.  It’s not until morning’s blinding sunlight breaks through the window and I wake only to see my skin torn apart.

It breaks my heart every time because I feel like there’s something I should have learned Continue reading

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THE GIFT-GIVING SEASON

XmasGifts_EMThe last thing I want on Christmas day is to be reminded that I have bad eczema.  I have to deal with it all year long, especially in the winter.  Some of these gifts are meant to be a sly way of helping your loved one with eczema, without a big, red, flashing reminder that they have it. Continue reading


GLUTEN FREE SHOPPING WITH TRADER JOE’S

TJ_EMHere are some starter options for going “Gluten-free:”  (All these products can be found at Trader Joe’s stores and all products are $5 or less!!)

  • Finding gluten-free bread can be a pain, but TJ’s has Udi’s brand bread, including hamburger buns, sliced bread and bagels, all for $5. Continue reading