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