Caring for Eczema
When my mom watches Joseph, she’s done a great job at treating his flareups. When we pick him up after being gone for a few days, his skin has been almost clear.
Then we get home, and slowly it starts to come back. Perhaps there’s something in our environment (he did sneak a sour cream and onion pringle at home and got some small hives around his mouth), but I’m guessing its more because I’m not doing nearly as good a job as she did in keeping his skin moisturized. Part of the reason for that is it has become a real battle to change his diaper, (yes, we’re working on potty training, but that’s a battle too) so when I finally get a new diaper on, I’ll skip straight to battling to put his pants on instead of also fighting to put cream behind his knees. I also haven’t been giving Joseph a daily bath, and I think that could help with his skin too.
I’ve been thinking about this, since I heard about a free app to track eczema. Do you use anything to track flareups? I haven’t, really.