eczema, exercise and activity, flare-up, food and nutrition, my journey, women's health

eczema with a newborn

For the first few days after having my little one, I was on such a high of nerves and adrenaline that I felt great!  I had been on antibiotics while in the hospital, and after getting home my skin started to feel really dry. I started taking some probiotics and focusing on drinking lots of… Continue reading eczema with a newborn

alternative/holistic medicine, eczema, exercise and activity, flare-up, food and nutrition, my journey, NEA, pregnancy, relationships, skin biome, skin care, sugar, topical steroid withdrawal, topical steroids, topicals, women's health, wounds and infections

eczema and i: my deviation from the beaten path

  Sometimes the hardest part about having eczema, is dealing with other people. It's not because people are unkind to me about the condition, but rather because it is so hard to help people understand what it is like to have a disease that presents quite severely (for me). Today's post is all about trying… Continue reading eczema and i: my deviation from the beaten path

exercise and activity, my journey, storytime

yoga for eczema

This is a post I initially wrote after talking about the different alternative medicines and their content. I never ended up posting it because I had the baby and promptly forgot I wrote it. But without further ado, here is a post that focuses a bit more on the physical aspects of one of those holistic… Continue reading yoga for eczema

alternative/holistic medicine, distraction, eczema, exercise and activity, food and nutrition, my journey, pregnancy, skin care, women's health

back after a hiatus

I essentially disappeared off the face of the earth almost two months ago. Things got a little chaotic what with prepping for the baby, the baby shower, having the baby, and then learning about life post-pregnancy. And in tandem with all that was going on, to be honest I was thinking of discontinuing this blog.… Continue reading back after a hiatus

eczema, exercise and activity, pondering

my random thoughts: exercise is medicine for bones, but also for skin?

A few years ago when I was living in Maryland, I was volunteering with the Montgomery County Bone Builders program. It was a group that offered community classes to adults aged 55+ to help build bone density and reduce osteopenia risk via group weight lifting. Needless to say, I enjoyed it immensely. Well, the other… Continue reading my random thoughts: exercise is medicine for bones, but also for skin?

eczema, exercise and activity, food and nutrition, my journey, pregnancy, women's health

pregnancy and eczema

Today I decided to dig a bit more into the world of eczema for us pregnant folk. I started by watching a podcast done by Abby Lai (of Prime Physique Nutrition) in which she talked with Dr. Peter Lio (he's done a few National Eczema Association webinars). Link to Abby's podcast is here. The major… Continue reading pregnancy and eczema

distraction, eczema, exercise and activity, skin biome, storytime

storytime! digging down deep

Here's little bit of writing for fun that I came up with during a bout of insomnia this week. My mama always said you need to dig deep to really find yourself. What I didn't realize was that she meant it literally. The first warm weekend in New England, I found myself at Home Depot,… Continue reading storytime! digging down deep

eczema, exercise and activity, my journey, topical steroid withdrawal

elephant skin: my life currently

My skin is going through what I believe to be another topical steroid withdrawal. My reasoning? I have excessive wrinkling on the extensor surfaces of my skin (I call this stage of skin my "elephant" phase, and I'm not alone; see the study here), and I was on a moderately potent steroid ointment for most… Continue reading elephant skin: my life currently

distraction, eczema, exercise and activity, flare-up, storytime

babysitting with eczema: flare-ups while caretaking

So many searches come up with how to be a caretaker for a person or child with eczema, but I haven't heard from, or found research more about the challenges and options for when the caretaker is the one with eczema. This week I am watching my baby cousin. He's about 7 months old now… Continue reading babysitting with eczema: flare-ups while caretaking