Like many sufferers of eczema, Spotty Baby is defiantly troubled by itching when he gets hot. We have learned that this is particularly at night and we are best off keeping him cool. That said, we live in the UK and just now, it is really cold. Our challenge is how to manage his temperature …Read More »
Spotty Baby’s Mum, Diana shares the ups and downs of raising a child with eczema and allergies. She also discusses some of the approaches and products to help deal with the daily effects of these conditions – itching, flare ups, allergen avoidance. The Spotty Baby Podcast gives professional and personal opinions on allergies and eczema to help you make choices about your child’s care.
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50 Things You Can Do Today to Manage Eczema (Personal Health Guides) by Wendy Green is a helpful, easy to follow book and a pretty good starting point for understanding eczema, the main treatments and management techniques. At a pretty high level it covers all of the main issues so far as I understand them. It …Read More »
One of the most constant refrains in our family are the words “stop scratching”. Until I thought about it I didn’t realize how many times I would say that to Spotty Baby. This is most obvious when he is scratching his head which seems to be one of his most itchy areas for him. It …Read More »
One of the areas that has been most challenging for us has been the high degree of resistance that our son has to trying new foods. I understand that this is not uncommon in children with allergies. Spotty Baby’s food refusal This was apparent way before kids are typically fussy in relation to eating. It …Read More »
My husband often makes the comment that putting emollient on our son is similar to basting him. Of course, were we to send him outside on a hot summer day freshly oiled, there would be one consequence and it would be appalling. We were advised to apply emollient at least half an hour before sun …Read More »
This blog comes with a warning – I am really, really annoyed. I have a very fussy baby around food and I was really pleased on the weekend when I was shopping to see the new Annabel Karmel snack range. Annabel Karmel is billed as the UK’s best selling author on children and baby food …Read More »
I was really clear at around 3 months that if I had dairy products, his eczema became worse. I suppose my regret at that time is that I did not pursue seeing an allergist. I went on complete elimination diet for me which was actually OK but I did not fully understand the range of …Read More »
This is a long post and an important area so I have divided it into two blogs. I am completely passionate about breastfeeding and I am immensely proud of the fact that I managed to breastfeed my child – despite a number of really difficult problems but I do have now mixed emotions when I …Read More »
“Scratch sleeves” are one of the most useful products that we have found and they are so simple – pure genus. Stopping babies and toddlers scratching themselves can be a real challenge, especially as they get older and can take off traditional scratch mitts. As the product is made from knitted cotton it can be stretched to …Read More »
Swimming is a brilliant activity for all children and there is no question that our child loves being in the water. For the most part the recommendation seems to be that swimming is OK for children with eczema but you do need to use loads of emollient before hand and go through a full regime …Read More »