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

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

eczema, flare-up, NEA, topical steroid withdrawal, topical steroids, topicals

topical steroids, other topicals, and topical steroid withdrawal

As the science of skin (dermatology) progressed, more information was understood about what this large organ is made of, how it works, and how to keep it healthy. I won’t go into the skin anatomy today but one thing that was more or less universally accepted was: dry skin = bad skin. So in practice… Continue reading topical steroids, other topicals, and topical steroid withdrawal

eczema, flare-up, topical steroids

how to find dr. right (dermatology edition)

As one of many people who sees a dermatologist for some kind of reoccurring eczema or atopic dermatitis (AD) and as someone who has cycled through the what feels like all options for treatment (often never finding that perfect product, the lifestyle management, or that patient-doctor connection), and as someone always searching to get to… Continue reading how to find dr. right (dermatology edition)