Bringing up a child with eczema. A personal story.
Some 30 years ago, we brought home from hospital, our second child, a beautiful baby girl. Our older daughter, only four and a half at the time, was not too sure about that, fearful, in her little heart, of losing her ‘first person’ status at home.. Soon afterwards, the baby developed a couple of spots of dry skin behind her knees and on her scalp, which were causing her some irritation. A visit to our doctor confirmed that she had eczema, may be of the ‘infantile’ variety. ThereRead More
My Story – Living with Eczema
The earliest memories of my skin condition as a child are feelings of pain, severe itchiness and irritability. My worst time of the day was getting into the water. It would take both parents to get me into the bath, kicking and screaming, following which there would be ongoing tears and agitation, until towel was finally wrapped around me. The rigorous regime of my parents moisturising my skin from head to toe became a daily routine. The moisturiser from hell was one I named ‘fat cream’Read More
A FRIENDS PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
There was a time when my skin turned for the worse. I couldn’t even look in the mirror as hated what I saw. There were warts all over my face and was extremely swollen, I could barely open my eyes. I clearly remember my mum and sister coming into my room and crying as I was unrecognisable. I looked in the mirror and just cried my eyes out. I hated what I saw! I didn’t even want to leave the house knowing what I looked like. Even trips to the doctors were horrible. I would wear a cap withRead More