You know the drill as a food allergy parent- your baby has dry, flaky skin or red, irritated skin and you use all sorts of goop to try to make it go away. You call the Doctor and they simply brush it off as nothing. You visit a top rated dermatologist who suspects you need to change your laundry detergent. Family members are commenting on how stiff the sheets in the crib feel and probably cause the breakouts. But you, as a mom, know that it's more- that's its something else. Then, one day, you notice that it's gone or cleared up or getting better. Until you make a food that your child hasn't had in awhile and it returns with avengence. Then you see it, as clear as day- your child's eczema is being caused from a food. So why was it simple for you to figure out and not all of these professionals that go through specific training to see it? Sadly, many Doctors misdiagnose eczema and don't even consider the possibility of a food being the culprit.
The good news is that you have found out what and why. You can deal with it and move forward. Moms tend to blame themselves about so much when it comes to what is right and wrong with their child. Don't- you will not know anything and everything about how to care for your child until you have done it yourself. And even then, you will not know. All you can do is listen to your mommy voice when it's telling you that something is still not right. No Doctor, family member or friend can ever drown out that voice yelling inside of your head and pounding in your heart as you hold your child. Be true to yourself and to your family. As stated by Miguel Angel Ruiz - "Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret."
October is Eczema Awareness Month! Please provide whatever information and support that you feel is necessary to anyone who needs it. In honor of this month, I would like to tell you about a great company called Ad RescueWear. This company provides wet wrap therapy which is an effective treatment for the skin disease. Their products can be viewed at www.AdRescueWear.com and can also be found at The Eczema Company at www.eczemacompany.com. Ad RescueWear will also donate $1 from each sale to the NEA (National Eczema Association) during the month of October (big thumbs up).
So what are wet wraps?
AD RescueWear, LLC will be the first U.S. Company to manufacture and sell ready-made, wet wrap therapy products for the treatment of childhood eczema. The product line includes the WrapESoothe Suit for full body treatment and WrapESoothe Sleeves for treating arms and legs. The WrapESoothe products were developed by AD RescueWear in consultation with leading allergists.