Return of Eczema
Of course, it never went away completely, but we’ve had a bad flareup of eczema lately. It was even spreading to Joseph’s elbow, and he’s been scratching the back of his neck. I’m sure part of it is due to the heat wave we had a few weeks ago. Our house does not have air conditioning, so as the house temperature hit the 80s, we all sweated lots. That’s when Joseph’s eczema first started to get worse.
The fact that it hasn’t gone away despite lotioning frequently makes me wonder if he is getting a food trigger in his diet as well. Except I’m not sure what it is. He is eating soy now, but not very frequently. Nor am I giving him baked milk frequently. I suspect there might be something in the hot dogs he loves to eat for lunch. Also, my husband giving him cheetos as a test hasn’t been helpful either.
There could also be stress as we work on potty training. He’s had only 1 successful go on the potty, and lots of accidents. I’ve been putting him straight in underpants, since he will hold it until I put a diaper on. He is learning that going in his pants is unpleasant, but that hasn’t helped us go on the potty.
So yeah, things are stressful lately. We’ll get through it.