Tag Archives: Flareup

GLUTEN ALLERGY LINKED TO ECZEMA

gluten_EMMedical evidence links gluten allergies/intolerances as a cause of eczema flareups, studies have shown.  According to the National Eczema Association and the Livestrong Foundation, people with eczema may potentially have an allergy or intolerance to foods containing gluten.  The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but allergies, the environment and other substances can aggravate it. In particular, having a wheat or gluten allergy may trigger eczema, according to the Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy. Continue reading

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ECZEMA APPS FOR SMARTPHONES

I was excited to see there’s an eczema application for both Androids and iPhones.  I have the iPhone 4s and recently discovered two apps I’d like to share with all of you.

1) POScorad –  Not sure what that even stands for, but what’s important to know about this app is the tracking feature.  Oh, and the app is FREE (one of my favorite words).  When you open the app, a diagram of a person is Continue reading


WHY DON’T YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?

I look in the mirror and see an insecure me. The me that can’t see beyond the big, brown, wondrous eyes traced in emerald green eyeliner and thick black lashes.  The me that can’t smile because the red, irritated skin, peels so much it begins to crack and bleed.  The me that can’t smile because the skin underneath my nose and corners of my mouth feel rigid and tight.

I look in the mirror and see a scaly monster, the monster everyone at school and at work sees. 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


ADOVIA

English: Salt deposits on the shore of Dead Se...

I’ve talked about Adovia products in a previous blog post, GO GREEN, and wanted to tell all of you about the products I actually tried.  In 2010, my eczema flareups were so completely out of control, my sister grew very concerned.  She did some research about dead sea salt and found bathing salts on-line.  I have to warn you ahead of time these products Continue reading


WORKING HANDS

O'Keeffee's Working HandsCAUTION:  The images in this blog entry may be disturbing to some readers.  The images have not been altered or enhanced.  Reader discretion is advised.

My first job was as a bagger at a local grocery store.  With all the paper bags I handled and the constant hand washing, my eczema flareups on my hands were the worst 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