Tag Archives: I’m not a doctor

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


ECZEMA LINKED TO THYROID?

I was talking to my boyfriend’s mom about the affect the thyroid gland can have on an array of body functions.  She said it can affect your weight, mood, and even your skin.  In three weeks, I’m going to the doctor’s to get a physical and she suggested I have my thyroid checked 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


DISCLAIMER

Both you and I, we are just people.  Whether your reading my blog for yourself, your child, a friend, or significant other, we are all just people seeking help, understanding, information, and above all.. We’re all just looking for someone else who can know what we’re experiencing with eczema. Continue reading