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Help Your Child Sleep Through Eczema 0

When you have a child with eczema sleeping throughout the night without disruption seems almost impossible. Many parents blame the itchiness of this skin condition for their child’s erratic sleep patterns but unbeknownst to them, one other reason for kids to miss sleep is stress. If you want your child to sleep peacefully through the night then follow these suggestions:

Siblings and Sensitivities: Caring for Siblings of Kids with Eczema 0

When your child has atopic dermatitis or eczema, because of his or her young age, extra care is required to keep the symptoms at bay. Bathing, moisturizing and application of medications all take a significant amount of time and attention, which may have their siblings jealous of the extra care they’re receiving. If chronic itching is causing sleep loss not just for the child but the whole family, it can lead to crankiness, causing additional strain in the family.

3 Ways to Hide Your Eczema 0

Eczema can be a living hell sometimes. When symptoms flare up, you itch all over, you feel so uncomfortable that you would want to stay indoors until they go away. But let's face it; you still need to go outside and do our daily tasks.

That-Time-of-the-Month Hives: What Women Need to Know 0

We all have those days when we just want to scream and bury our faces in our pillows. For some women, these days tend to coincide with that particular time of month. Chronic hives, or urticaria, is twice as common in women as in men. For some women, their hives seem to be connected to their menstrual cycle. But what causes hives on the skin to flare during that time of the month?

3 Laundry Tips for People with Eczema 0

Living with eczema can be difficult. Even the most mundane things in our lives, such as picking out clothes, can already be a difficult hurdle for people with this condition. One particular hurdle that people with eczema have to go through is making sure that their clothes won’t aggravate their condition. 

Even if your whole attire is hypoallergenic, if you’re not careful in how you wash them chances are you’ll still trigger your eczema and suffer for it. Fortunately, there are ways to make sure that your clothes, or the way you wash them, won’t aggravate your eczema and here are three tips to help you with that:

Avoid These Skin-Care Mistakes This Winter 0

Winter is the worst time for your skin. The cold climate coupled with freezing winds can dry your skin until it breaks and if you’re one of the many people living with eczema or suffering from Multiple Chemical Sensitivities then your skin is at greater risk during wintertime.

Unfortunately, we have a few bad habits that we think won’t affect our skin but in reality these things can make our skin worse. Read on and see what you’ve been doing wrong.

Morning Rituals for People with Eczema 0

When you’re suffering from eczema every morning requires a few rituals that you should practice religiously so that you’ll get to enjoy the rest of the day with minor to zero disturbances from your skin condition.

How to Relieve that Itch Without Scratching 0

When you’re living with eczema it’s not an unusual experience to feel itchy several times a day. And when it does itch your often knee-jerk reaction is to scratch that itch away, but you of all people know that scratching your skin will only make it worse.

So how do you get rid of that itch without scratching? Read on and find out.

Tips to Sleep Better with Eczema 0

Sleep is our respite from the daily grind and our body’s chance to recover after a long and arduous day. But for some people a long and soothing sleep isn’t even possible because of their skin condition called eczema. People with eczema find it difficult to get a full night of sleep because their skin often itches even when they’re trying to rest. Fortunately, there are ways to counter this so if you’re suffering from eczema you can still get a good night’s rest.

 

Exercise and Dry Skin: Breaking Down the Myth 0

For people suffering from eczema exercise may be a hellish experience rather than a beneficial one. The drying skin and itchiness they feel after a workout is what forces these individuals to give up trying to get fit because they feel it does more damage to them than good.

But with a little research and a lot of preparation people will be able to manage their problems with their skin. And knowing that some so-called facts about exercising with eczema are false might urge them to continue with exercising.

 

Histamine: The Good and the Bad 0

Histamine is one of five biogenic amine neurotransmitters, namely; dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, serotonin and histamine. To put it simply it is the body’s first response to allergy – a reaction that triggers skin disorders.

Histamine is made throughout the bodies tissues, especially in the GI track, skin and lungs and is produced by the immune system as an inflammatory response, hence the signal the body uses like potential allergy reactions. When stressed, or worse, when our immune system is down, histamine is released that leads to allergy reactions. Although stress alone doesn’t actually cause allergies, it can make an allergic reaction such as rashes and reddening of the skin.

Liver and Allergies: Detoxify Your Way Out of Allergies 0

The liver is one of the largest organs in the body and is instrumental in our well-being both physically and psychologically. It is a great mediator in the body that detoxifies toxins and renews our system and over-all health. However, when the liver works overtime due to large intake of alcohol, protein, medication and processed food, it can instigate our stress hormones that trigger a reaction on our skin such as allergy.