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!