Living with Eczema

Living With Eczema

This post is in brought to you by one of Canada’s leading pharmaceutical manufacturers and all opinions are 100% my own.

I’ve been sharing our eczema journey over the years and now I want to share an update on how we’re living with eczema and, honestly, we’re in a good place. For our readers who may not know, eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition with symptoms that can impact your quality of life.  

A Lot’s Changed, Our Eczema Is the Same

Living With Eczema

A lot of the world has shut down but eczema still affects our kids. We’re still actively making sure we take care of their skin and we’re still following a treatment plan that has been working for us. In some ways having the kids at home has been a blessing because we could really be careful with their skin care and continue to have a good quality of life for them. Having our kids in outbreak mode has been so heartbreaking to see in the past but we’re in a good place now.

Managing Eczema is an Ongoing Effort

Our kids’ eczema has been something we take care of every day without even thinking of it lately. It hasn’t gone away but we’ve gotten better at managing it over the years. Whether they are having an active flare-up or not we continue to follow the skincare routine and treatment plan we’ve come up with, with their doctor. It keeps our flare-ups at the minimum but also gives us the resources we need to quickly jump into action when we see it on their skin.

Being prepared for what may come lets us proactively do the most to keep our kids pain-free. Even with the best intentions, we have to continuously be aware of the effects that our environment has on the kids and be careful not to add items to our lives that aggravate their skin.

Living With Eczema

Our Treatment Plan Keeps Us Happy

When we first noticed that our kids were having skin issues, we did what most parents would do, we went to our pediatrician. Through trial and error, we managed to find something that works for us. It’s important to note that what worked for us may not work for you so it’s important to find a plan that is designed with your needs in mind. 

Living With Eczema

There are seven different types of eczema each with its own signs and symptoms. Your family doctor will help you diagnose which one you may have. You’re going to want to find something that will allow you to enjoy your quality of life even though you’re dealing with a chronic skin condition like eczema. It is possible.

While there’s no cure for eczema, a proper skincare routine along with a personalized treatment plan established with your doctor can help. 

This post is in brought to you by one of Canada’s leading pharmaceutical manufacturers and all opinions are 100% my own.

Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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20 Comments

  1. Tamara
    July 27, 2021 / 5:48 pm

    Eczema can be so hard to figure out what works best. It feels so individual. This last year and a bit I’ve been dealing with it as I’ve gone through all my health stuff. So happy to read that you’re in a good place for it now.

  2. Teresa
    July 27, 2021 / 6:01 pm

    Ugh I feel you on this! My oldest suffers from Eczema. Luckily the summer months are the easiest for her but once our long cold winter comes it returns in full force 🙁

  3. July 27, 2021 / 8:58 pm

    We have a couple people here who deal with it in their hands in the winter. We’ve had milder winters where we live right now & it hasn’t been as bad!

  4. July 28, 2021 / 1:55 pm

    I’m just glad that people are talking about this more openly now. I had eczema as a kid and still get flare-ups from time to time, and I always felt so embarrassed about it.

  5. July 29, 2021 / 1:51 pm

    Oh goodness me – the girls and I struggle with Eczema too – I am actually dealing with a flair-up right now myself. Ugggg – the Struggle is real!

  6. Amanda Masters
    August 17, 2021 / 2:26 pm

    Skin conditions can be so hard on anyone, can’t imagine suffering as a child. I was diagnosed with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis at 20 and its been a long, hard battle.

  7. Heather Swanson
    August 17, 2021 / 9:05 pm

    My mom was suffering for years.

  8. Sandra Dufoe
    August 18, 2021 / 11:14 am

    My daughter suffers with it and we had a number of visits to the dermatologist. It not as bad as when she was younger.

  9. Shirley
    August 20, 2021 / 8:58 am

    I have a family member who has Eczema

  10. Debbie Beattie
    August 20, 2021 / 8:47 pm

    I used to have a similar problem and for 11 years I had severe scalp itch and it’s hard to do anything

  11. August 21, 2021 / 12:17 am

    Eczema is no fun. Wow and it sounds like you are a dedicated mom of staying on top of it whether it is flared up or not. Good for you. That’s just awesome.

  12. Heather Swanson
    August 21, 2021 / 7:46 am

    happy there is help

  13. Debbie Beattie
    August 26, 2021 / 12:36 am

    Having skin issues and uncontrollable itch makes life unbearable

  14. Heather Swanson
    August 27, 2021 / 6:48 am

    an inheriting problem

  15. Sandra McG
    August 28, 2021 / 8:05 am

    eczema sucks for sure!! my brother had growing up but seems to have gone away once he got older and one of his daughters has as well

  16. angela
    August 29, 2021 / 11:52 am

    This is some great information for my kids!

  17. Heather Swanson
    August 30, 2021 / 6:54 am

    great help for all

  18. Heather Swanson
    August 31, 2021 / 7:30 am

    great information to have

  19. Kelly Freeman
    August 31, 2021 / 8:06 pm

    There is hope. All six of my kiddos had eczema, but they all grew out of it!

  20. Heather Swanson
    September 5, 2021 / 7:12 am

    an important message