Saturday, January 26, 2013

Our battle with Eczema

This picture pretty much sums it up.  Poor Blake has battled with Eczema since he was about 6 months old.  It hasn't been until very recently that it has flared up and we can't get it to go away.  The worst areas were his diaper, face, and scalp.  Everywhere I went people commented on him and would tell me their battles with Eczema too so I knew I wasn't alone.  

Tyler's co-worker recommended a local skin specialist so we took Blake there this past Tuesday.  He gave us 4 prescriptions and 4 over the counter products along with 2 extra household items to add in his bath.  Unfortunately it took us 3 days to get all the prescriptions filled and the first night we put on the over the counter lotions, Blake's neck swelled up and started seeping a clear liquid and his diaper area got really bad! The rash then slowly started spreading to his back and torso.  There was an oral medicine we were giving him too to stop the itching and it made him tired. The second night I pretty much held him from dinner on.  He was miserable.  I called the nurse and she said it was probably just the Eczema acting up and to keep giving him what the doctor ordered.  I didn't have much faith in the doctor at this point!

After another night and no improvements I called again and talked to another nurse and told her he must be allergic to one of the products so I stopped using one of the creams.  She said that was fine and the last prescription we had yet to get would definitely help the face and diaper area.  We finally got that prescription filled yesterday and have FINALLY seen an improvement today.  Blake has been a champ though and hasn't been itching very well so I think we are finally over the worst of it.  The swelling in his neck has gone down and now he just has dry, peeling skin everywhere!  I hope to see even more improvements in the next few days.


  1. That is the worst! Both our boys have Eczema, Isaac more so than Gary. Luckily it's easily helped with Eucerine Calming lotion. That is no fun. I'm sorry.

  2. Rachel, I am so sorry to hear about this. I hope Blake feels better soon and that you guys are able to find the right medicines. Please let me know if you need anything. My kids love seeing them at the gym. Niki

  3. Aww poor kid! I hope he is doing better. We sure miss all of you!