Stop topical steroid abuse!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Is the tub a crutch??

Here we are at 37.5 weeks off topical steroids which Kline was on for 2.5 years for eczema...and yes the .5 is very important! ;-)

These days Kline wants in the tub before his flares even get bad. I think he is using the bath as a crutch.....I know it helps the pain and itch of the flares but I think he could be out of the tub more than he is if he would fight through the flares.  But he is a kid and I can not convince him to push through the pain.  I imagine one day he will not be a merman, but for now we are looking for Ariel to keep him company.

His skin is looking great. He has a bunch of small red bumps on his torso that are coming to a head....look like pimples??? They don't bother him at all so I am trying to ignore them! He is sleeping better...but I don't want to jinx it so, shhhhh!

We are using "medicine mama's sweet bee magic" on his skin right after bath with his eczema pj's over it.  He likes that ointment the best! You can get it on amazon.

We stopped using the medical marijuana Olive oil at night and Tylenol with codeine, since he seemed to become immune to them and they were no longer helping the itch or sleep.

We Are almost done with month 9 and I can not wait for the crap year of 2012 to be over!!!!

Have a great itch free, rash free week!
Xoxox loren


  1. LB, That is the best news we have had from you in a long time. So glad Kline is doing better, don't worry about him becoming a Merman, He just might turn into a Mark Spitz or Michael Phelps, or even just love the water like his mom. What ever! We don't care, we only care that Kline is doing better and if the tub is the cause of his pain free time, than I all for it. We love you! Love 'em everyday! GMa and GPa

  2. Loren, I wouldn't worry about Kline wanting to be in the tub all the time. If it makes him more comfortable (plus, it's not harmful to him), I'd say let him have it! The skin will still heal, and once it's healthier and stronger, he won't feel compelled to bathe so much anymore. The discomfort will be forgotten and he'll go on as normal. For now, the bath obsession is probably a sign that his skin is still uncomfortable.