Friday, May 23, 2008

I despise eczema!

Hate isn’t even a strong enough word for how I feel about eczema. I deeply despise what eczema does to my boys. Eczema is a skin condition in which the skin becomes red, irritated, and itches with an intensity that you just cannot imagine if you haven’t experienced this type of rash before. People who have allergies are also very prone to develop eczema and asthma. Of course my boys have all three conditions and both have suffered from eczema pretty much since birth. Josh’s eczema has finally gone into remission with only occasional flare-ups. Brody’s eczema, on the other hand, is showing no desire to ever leave the poor boy alone. Some days his hands and feet are so raw from all the uncontrollable scratching and rubbing, and even though it hurts so much that he can’t stop crying, it’s also impossible for him to stop literally ripping his skin open. I’ve had the “pleasure” of developing occasional small patches of eczema myself over the past couple of years, so I know all too well just how intense that urge to itch really is. I hate the days when all I can do is sit and rock with Brody while he cries into my shoulder because it hurts so much. It’s just so frustrating that even though we have tried every medicated lotion, cream, and ointment there is out there for eczema, nothing helps. I truly despise eczema. =(

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I despise it right along with you... Terrible stuff.