Monday, October 15, 2012

Ezcema and Food Allergies Can Go Hand in Hand

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 and can also be found at The Eczema Company at 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.

These new garments are a breakthrough for parents, doctors and nurses who struggle with wet wrapping children with eczema. The revolutionary design simplifies the full body and spot treatment of eczema. The WrapESoothe Suit and Sleeves replaces the traditional treatment of using wet gauze, shirts, pants, multiple pairs of socks and duct tape for fastening. Instead of the traditional time consuming and sometimes confusing process, the caregiver just wets the suit or sleeves and slips them onto the child. These products are reusable and machine washable.

The WrapESoothe products stay wet and close to the child’s skin for easy, successful wet wrap therapy. The WrapESoothe products are made with extra soft and smooth TENCEL ® fabric that has excellent water retention qualities and maintains its stretch and shape when wet. Ordinary cotton pajamas become baggy, loose and uncomfortable when wet. TENCEL ® fiber greatly reduces the rate of bacterial growth and has thermo regulating properties, making it a superior fabric for children with eczema. The WrapESoothe Suit with enclosed feet and fold over hand covers and body hugging fit is the only one of its’ kind in the world. This full body suit with one zip entry, allows caregivers to quickly and easily wet wrap a child or baby. Fully enclosed legs, free of snaps or zippers, provide complete treatment contact and prevent children from scratching their legs and behind their knees, which are common places for eczema.

The WrapESoothe Sleeves roll onto arms and legs for easy application. Both products may also be worn dry to prevent scratching and protect skin. The WrapESoothe products are designed similar to high performance athletic wear, utilizing flat seam technology throughout, which minimizes irritation from seams. Tags and labels are located on the outside of the garment to prevent irritation. The WrapeESoothe Suit and Sleeves are registered as Class I Medical Devices with the FDA and the Suit has a Patent Pending. The Suit is available for infants and children ages 6 months – 3T, the Sleeves fit children ages 18 months – 7 years.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Beth Scott, Founder of AD RescueWear, please call 303-953-4137.

1 comment:

  1. AD Rescuewear makes great wet wrapping garments for children. We're happy to offer their products at our store.