I 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 by now to control it. No number of band-aids, mittens, tape or whatever fabric I’ve cleverly Martha Stewart-ed into an eczema anti-itching device can keep this night itch under control. For children, Snugglepaws has designed children’s pajamas with built-in mittens in the sleeves of its tops. I feel a little ridiculous wishing there was an adult version of these jammies. So tell me…
What do you do to keep your scratching under control at night?
- The Gift-giving Season (eczemamemoirs.wordpress.com)
- How to Relieve Eczema-Related Itching (myadvancedderm.com)