Tag Archives: Children

20 CHILDREN SHOT DEAD

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-Caption: A woman waits to hear about her sister, a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
-Photo credit: Jessica Hill, Associated Press

I’m sitting in front of the television set, lounging in my boyfriend’s maroon, black and white plaid fleece bottoms and a blue cotton crew neck tee, sipping on a hot chocolate with my raven hair in a messy bun.  A NBC special news report flashes on the TV screen about an elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut where (horrifically and I’m so sad and shocked to say) the report claims 18 children are dead alongside eight adults. 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


PROTOPIC BLACK BOX WARNING

BlackBox_EMThe skin on my wrists is much lighter than the rest of my body.  It looks bleached and patchy, red, pink and scratchy.  It’s easy to blame yourself for how bad your eczema has gotten, but it’s necessary to understand it’s not all your fault.  We trust our doctors and dermatologists to give us good advice and only recommend medications fit for healing our skin.   Continue reading


LACEY’S STORY


For anyone who knows me, they know I am NOT tech savvy!  So here is my first attempt at an edited podcast with music.. Enjoy! Continue reading


OH BABY!

Eczema relief treatments for babies aren’t that much different from treatments for adults.  The basic principles for controlling eczema are alike, but babies have much more sensitive skin and are much more susceptible.  Because of this, parents must be very careful and should be proactive about taking care of their infant’s eczema.  Here are some things to practice everyday at home to help baby keep flareups under control.

-Bathe baby in lukewarm water for no more than ten minutes.  Hot water is bad for eczema because it can dry the skin out more by stripping the skin of it’s natural protective oils. Continue reading


GO GREEN

Sometimes no matter what ointments we use or medicines we take, our eczema flareups don’t seem to dissipate.  As patients of eczema, we should consider other alternatives for healing.  These are some natural and organic products worth trying:

Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Olive oil has been used to soften and soothe skin Continue reading


WHAT IS ECZEMA?

Eczema is also known as atopic dermatitis.  “Eczema is a chronic skin condition in which the skin becomes itchy, reddened, cracked and dry,” according to the Medical News Today official web site.  In other terms, eczema is something a person is born with in their genetic makeup.  It is a condition where the skin has an inability to stay Continue reading