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Getting a Good Night's Sleep with Eczema: Tips from a Former Eczema Sufferer

Getting a Good Night's Sleep with Eczema: Tips from a Former Eczema Sufferer

Whether it’s the constant ‘ferocious’ itch, your oozy skin sticking to the sheets, constantly waking up or scratching off your night time skin routine, having a good night’s sleep with eczema is a challenging ordeal. We know sleep is essential for good health, both mental and physical well-being and without enough of it, not only can your physical and mental well-being suffer, but your eczema does not have the opportunity to heal. The vicious cycle continues. I suffered from sleep deprivation for years with my chronic eczema. As a child on the weekends I would often sleep-in well into mid-morning (even...

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Caring for Someone with Eczema: Tips from a Former Eczema Sufferer

Caring for Someone with Eczema: Tips from a Former Eczema Sufferer

To all the carers, moms/mums, dads, friends (and other amazing souls out there) caring and supporting someone with chronic eczema: this latest blog by Bonnie is for you. {Photo of Bonnie, taken by Karen Fischer) Recently my mother was snooping around my mess (she uses the word 'cleaning') and picked up a book that I had been reading ‘Curing My Incurable Eczema.’ In her book, Cara Ward recalls her journey with eczema and Topical Steroid Withdrawal. Mum came to me to confess that she had to stop reading it because it bought back such painful and vivid memories of the...

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Five Hidden Eczema Triggers {and why fermented foods could be making you itchy}

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Five Hidden Eczema Triggers {and why fermented foods could be making you itchy}

Having eczema is a bit like sitting on top of an ant’s nest—at times your skin can literally crawl with itchiness and it won’t go away. Now if that’s you, you could stay sitting there on top of the 'ant’s nest', and keep on applying the same creams and lotions, but consider this … You can’t get well in the same environment you got sick in. So have you checked your environment lately? You might be sitting on top of an 'ant's nest' and not even realise it.  Environmental Triggers Approximately 25% of the population (in the US) are more sensitive to...

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Eczema Detox Easter Menu and Recipes

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Eczema Detox Easter Menu and Recipes

Spending time with family and friends or taking a well-deserved break should be all you have to think about this Easter weekend, so let us take care of the menu...  Many Easter favourites such as sugar-laden chocolates and hot cross buns can trigger eczema flare-ups (if you are susceptible to eczema or have allergies), so we have designed these recipes with your sensitive skin in mind. Featuring foods from nutritionist Karen Fischer's Eczema Detox program, these recipes are high in nutrition, low in allergens and full of flavour.  Good Friday Fish Dish Whether you typically choose fish for Good Friday or not, this dish...

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The Benefits of Bamboo Clothing for Eczema

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The Benefits of Bamboo Clothing for Eczema

Bamboo clothing review by Karen Fischer. Natural fabrics such as wool and linen may look lovely but if you have eczema (or itch-prone skin) you'll find these fabrics can make your skin itch like f**ing crazy. Excuse the expletive. If you've ever had severe eczema or red skin syndrome (from TSW), you'll know it's no ordinary itch... It's more like a painful 'to the bone' type of itch that can lead to an expletive or two. When eczema first appears, you might find your favourite clothes are suddenly making you itch, only you won't figure that out at first, you'll just think it's the eczema....

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