Tag Archives: Outbreak

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

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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


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


OTHER MEMOIRS

As a blogger I can truly appreciate the writings of others.  Below are some links to bloggers/writers who have eczema too.  All of these people have suffered with this skin condition, but it doesn’t have to be that way.  Read their stories and feel free to share your own personal memoir too.  This is the forum to share your stories Continue reading