Last edited by contaxable; 4th March 2008 at 09:01 PM.
In one of the earlier posts, swimming in the pool was recommended due to the chlorine. We did think of that and tried it before. It became worse cause the chlorine actually dried up the skin even worse even though it detox the skin. Kind of a double binding thing.
Last edited by contaxable; 4th March 2008 at 08:55 PM.
I agree with contaxable. Have suffered with eczema for over 20 years, however have it mostly under control except in winter (urgh - am normally back in sg except for this year).
Never found chlorine water helped my skin - always made it worst. However found time in the sea water always helped me.....stings like crazy at first so need to watch the scratching and then after more bathes in it (over days).....symptoms are reduced and can actually seem to disappear if am there long enough. Sea water away from boating areas is the best.
Ice helps to relieve the symptoms especially when the rashes are inflammed and itchy. Feel the skin before you scratch and after you scratch. The hotter it feels, the itchier it gets. Doing an ice pack (not more than 10 minutes though) will help to cool down the area. So when the eye areas are itchy a cool eye pack seems to help me.
Distractions are the best.......so I like cooking and washing the dishes.
Finally at night I tend to sleep on top of my arms and if am really itchy, have got up and had a cold shower. Sometimes tempted to have a hot blast - but this ALWAYS makes it worst after.
IC - you being there for your son is really fantastic for an eczema sufferer (as well as the enormous bonding)
For my little nephew (who is now big and has his eczema under control), I used to do what you do. When he was itchy before sleeping, I would hold one hand and draw shapes on the palm of his hand to get him to guess what picture I wanted him to imagine and tell stories about it and then get him to do the same on my palm. Eyes always closed.
Your son may be too old for this but talking about anything peaceful or calming may be beneficial as he will learn to control the urge to scratch.
Personally when folks tell me "don't scratch" and "you'll make it worst".....makes me focus even more on the problem. Slapping my hand off an itch area also seems to make me want to scratch more.
Take care and loads of positive energy to you You are a fantastic father, and your son will appreciate what you have done when he is big
Compare to the rest, my problem is not that serious. But I am wondering, will I able to recover *sigh*..
My face is dry , use to have oily skin, but now can't even see "shine" on my face.
Oh dear,sad to see your son suffering from a terrible disease.
I remember reading an article about another ezecma sufferer,it says that the parents resorted to making the child put on boxing gloves when she sleeps so she wont scratch till the skin bleed.
Perhaps u could try this method.
Good luck,and hope your son wont suffer so much.
Can you give me the contact for the TCM in chinatown, my 8 month old boy is coughing for over 1 month due to persistent running nose and phlegm, got admitted to KK twice to clear nose, but he still cannot recovered. The first time he got admitted, it has developed into bronchrolistis and 2nd time he develop to pneumonia. He is taking antobotic now with other phelgm and nose medication. I want to switch him to TCM as I really think western medicine is not doing him any good. He is still very young, so I dont want him to be harm by all the western medicine.
So sad to hear your son condition, but please keep yourself positive and uphold your sons. Stay strong bro!! You can fight it!! Your son needs you..........
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