ECZEMA…. at an unexpected time

My two kiddies suffered Eczema since they were babies and even until now that he’s 5 and she’s 2.  With these two, its outbreak usually starts towards winter time.  It’s mostly the cold weather which caused their skin to go dry and itchy.  On other seasons of the year, they seemed absolutely fine.

However, the last few days, I’ve been noticing on Ruby’s arms, neck and chest that it flared up a bit.  So strange as it’s still summer time, although being in Scotland, summer is not too hot here, there had been few cold spells I suppose.


What exactly is Eczema?

Eczema is also known as Atopic Dermatitis which is commonly found in children, although adults can get it too.  It usually starts infancy and continues through their childhood.  Symptoms of Eczema include dry, itchy and red skin caused by inflammation.  It’s specific cause remained to be unknown.  However, it is believed that the combination of hereditary and environmental factors could bring out to develop its symptoms.  Irritants, allergens, microbes, temperatures and food are some of its common contributing factors.  Most importantly, Eczema is not a contagious disease.

There are several treatment options for people with Eczema, some of which are emolients or moisturizing cream, topical steriods and bath formula which will all help to soften, rehydrate dry and sensitive skin.  Apart from that, Eczema sufferer should have an established skin care routine as part of their treatment and care, in order to keep their skin continuously moist and healthy.

SAMSUNG CSC I feel sorry for her for having her Eczema starting again, as I know it’s so uncomfortable and can really be a pain in the bum.  To help her ease the discomfort, I am now regularly applying her prescribed Epaderm Cream and had been using Oilatum as her bath soap.  Additionally, her nails are regularly cut short to avoid further complications as she tends to scratch the inflamed skin.  It’s heartbreaking as a mum seeing her condition this way even though she seemed not bothered with it.  The only advantage with her situation now is that she learn how to appreciate having the cream on as it will relieve the itchiness, so most of the time, she will just demand for it if she thinks she needs it.

There’s nothing worst seeing your little one suffering from it, knowing that although Eczema can completely disappear for some people, but for others, it can remain as a lifelong condition.

Does your little ones have Eczema too?

If so, how are they coping with it?

This post is linked up with:

Domesticated Momster
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22 thoughts on “ECZEMA…. at an unexpected time

  • My daughter in particular really suffers from eczema. She used to flair up so badly that she didn’t even have any normal looking skin at all. These days it’s a little better, but still there are many times that we can’t get it under control at all except by using a steroid cream. I really hate using it, but hate for her to suffer, too.

    • ReimerandRuby

      It’s heartbreaking looking at them suffering from this… as much as possible, we want to give them anything that will make them feel better.

  • When I saw the title of this post. on the #AnythingGoes linkup, I just had to read it. My daughter and I both have Eczema, and it’s just no fun at all. We use coconut oil as well as prescription creams for relief. I, too, feel so terribly for my child when she’s itchy and her skin looks extra red and rashy. Hang in there mom. Hopefully they will grow out of it! xx

    • ReimerandRuby

      Fingers crossed they will grow out of it… Thanks for dropping by and for the lovely comment!

  • Oh no! Not good at all, i atually dicovered a bit of hard skin which i think is eczema! Thanks for sharing! Lovely read! Suz x

  • The Tubblet gets eczema on her legs that we treat with special wash and moisturizer. It’s fairly mild, but like your little one, gets worse in winter. It’s horrible to see them scratching and being uncomfortable. 🙁

    • ReimerandRuby

      My little boy’s eczema is not as bad as my little girl though. Hopefully, they will grow out of it soon!

  • Oh poor Ruby. It sounds like both you and she are on top of it. It’s really good she’s realised the cream helps. That must hopefully make a big difference x

    • ReimerandRuby

      Yes, she likes putting cream on now, she even tried to apply it on to herself.

  • I know what it’s like to suffer from a skin condition so feel for them. I’m pleased to hear that you’ve found things that will aid them deal with it. #mummyandus

    • ReimerandRuby

      It’s terrible, isn’t it? that’s the best thing I can help her ease the discomfort.

  • I have eczema and I always find it’s worse in summer rather than winter. I hope your little ones grow out of it 🙂
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes

    • ReimerandRuby

      When we went to the Phils., it was warm there and her eczema also got worst. Eczema can just occur any time of the year, isn’t it?

  • I have been so lucky that my children haven’t had eczema as my two nephews suffered terribly, they also have a lot of allergies, thankfully at ages 15 and 13 they have grown out of most of it. It was heartbreaking as babies watching them rip at their skin. #mummyandus

    • ReimerandRuby

      Yes, I felt sorry for kids having it, especially babies. It’s a terrible skin condition.

  • I have eczema, my husband has eczema …. so it’s no surprise that both our boys have it too. The baby got it really bad when he was about 4 months – it was awful and had to wait ages for the drs appt. They both have Balneum moisteriser and bath stuff plus hydrocortisone. Keeping on top of the nails is the hardest with wriggly boys!

    • ReimerandRuby

      Me & my husband don’t have eczema, but both our kids got it, so strange! My kids were prescribed with hydrocortisone too. Then later prescribed with moisturizing cream and bath formula.

  • I have had eczema all my life (I am 41 now). It has got better as I have got older but I do still get flare ups. I feel for your daughter. From experience I have found that preventing me from scratching just leads to more frustration and therefore increases the urge to itch. I then ended up rubbing my hands together and making the skin raw which is far more painful afterwards. Perhaps don’t cut those nails too short? Also I scratch when I am anxious about something. This is usually my trigger. Does your daughter have a trigger? We are all different and it is trial and error. Best of luck xx #mummy&us

    • ReimerandRuby

      Thank you for your suggestion… Her Eczema normally starts towards winter time when it’s starting to get colder. I feel sorry for you for what you have been putting up with since childhood. Fingers crossed my kids out grow with Eczema soon.

  • My son developed eczema this past spring and it has never gone away. It flares up occasionally. He likes to rub coconut oil mixed with lavender oil on it. Thanks for sharing at Twinkly Tuesday. 🙂

    • ReimerandRuby

      I have not tried coconut oil and lavender oil on them yet, but I’ve heard about people using it, might try it for them at some point. Thanks!

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