Why did I start this blog?
My name is Jamie and I am a mom to 3 wonderful children with eczema. I am also a Dermatology Physician Assistant (PA) in the United States. I diagnose, prescribe medications and treat patients suffering from many dermatology conditions. Through personal experience, I understand how it is to care for children suffering from eczema. I experienced so much anguish and suffering trying to cure my children’s eczema and I wouldn’t want anyone to go through this experience, not even my worst enemy. It’s bad enough that children with eczema suffer, but the mothers as well. Ultimately, I want to share my story and experiences to help others going through the same thing.
Although I love sharing my story, I can’t say for certain that your child will have the same results as my child. I’m not here to be your medical provider, however, I do want to share what worked for me. Maybe it’ll work for you, maybe it won’t. It’s still wise to have your own doctor who will take care of your child. I have also found that mothers need a lot of support, not just for their eczema child. I want to share my motherhood experiences as well and hope that it helps everyone, not just mothers with eczema children.
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Our journey with childhood eczema began in 2012. There were many sleepless nights. Anxiety and worry. Frustration.I went through all of these things because of my children’s eczema and food allergies.
Both of my children, who are 7 and 6 years old now, had terrible eczema as babies and currently, I have a 11-month-old (as of Nov 2019) who has eczema.
I remember when my daughter first started getting eczema on her cheeks around 3 months of age, I thought it was just some sort of rash that would go away.
But instead of going away, it got worse. Her cheeks were always red and would ooze at times. Eczema then spread to other areas of her body and my daughter would scratch every chance she got. She would scratch until her skin bled. We tried many different creams, topical steroids, antihistamines (such as Benadryl), homeopathy, natural supplements, and even allergy testing.
As a first-time mom, I was devastated and desperate to find something that would help my daughter.
Through countless trial-and-errors we discovered what didn’t help our children’s eczema and what did. It wasn’t one thing or product that miraculously made our children’s eczema go away. In fact, I would say it was a combination of things.
How are they doing now?
These days, my older children look like any other child without eczema. My youngest is still going through it. They have also outgrown most of their food allergies. It’s a huge relief for me that they can go to parties and enjoy pizza and ice cream without worrying about them breaking out into rashes like before. My main focus now maintaining their well being.