“Mommy I’m Itching”
For the past couple of weeks Peyton has been telling me that her back and the front of her chest has been itching....she keeps saying “my rash has come back”. When she speaks of her rash, she is speaking of having a flare up with her eczema. Peyton was born with atopic dermatitis, and her pediatrician at the time explained to me that it wouldn’t ever go away, the first flare up that that I saw was shortly after birth, when they tell you it’s the normal “baby rash”..lol. Oh yeah, we did everything the after hours nurse told us to do, don’t put nothing on the rash, just use warm water to bathe her in. Then they suggested to bathe her in Aveno Baby Oatmeal Bath...naw...that didn’t work either. Let me stop right here, this should have been my first clue that this kid was going to have food allergies, according to research from FARE- children with atopic dermatitis typically have a greater risk for developing food allergies. The only thing that worked for Peyton was Cetaphil and hydrocortisone cream, that’s the only thing that cleared the eczema up!!!
So when my sweet girl came to me on Sunday complaining to me at her swim meet that someone one had made a comment about her having back acne, and it made her feel self conscious...I told her don’t worry I will speak to your doctor and we will get you something to make it stop itching. I messaged her pediatrician right then and let her knew that she had a flare up with her eczema and if she could call in something to the CVS on Monday. Sure thing Monday I got the notification that we had medication ready for pick up.
I don’t know if you all know, but for the past year we have been using goats milk soap for Peyton to help with her eczema, and boy will I tell you it works....it really does. My friend had a business, where she made the soaps, but she hasn’t been making them lately...so that has left me kind of stuck having to buy the soap from local grocery stores. So on Sunday, we stopped at Buckees on the way home from San Antonio and I bought a bar of Beekman 1802 Goat Milk Soap, OMG!!!! This stuff is so GREAT, only thing is I have to either buy this soap at Buckees in New Braunfels or order it online...and its not cheap...so I got to thinking....lol. What if I just make my own goats milk soap.....?????
So, with a combination of using this goats milk soap, Triamcinolone Cream, Hydrocortisone Cream, and Cetaphil.....in 2 days my sweet girls eczema has almost cleared up!!! This is a process like I keep saying, it’s so much to navigate that comes along with raising a food allergy kid...it’s not just staying away from your trigger foods, as you can see we have dermatological needs as well. Now...let me do some research on making soap!!!
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