• 4 Signs That You're an "Eczemom"

    Raise your hand (clutching a treatment cream) if you're a mom raising a child who has eczema.
  • Motherhood brings with it a lot of laughter and tears, and in the case of "Eczemoms" (or moms of children with eczema), a lot of scratching, too.

    Eczema is a skin condition characterized by itchy, red, dry, and scaly rashes. It's also known as atopic dermatitis and is common among infants and young children.

    The causes of eczema flare-ups are not always obvious, and parents need to keep a sharp eye on what triggers their children might have. Eczema usually runs in the family, so parents of children who have it will often have had it, too.

    Raising a child with eczema is an ongoing journey of discovery and continuous treatment. Here are four signs that you're part of the proactive Eczemom community:

    1. Your doctor has become your best friend.

    You have doctor's number on your phone's favorites list, and you've been to her clinic so many times that it's almost like your second home. You're even more updated on her secretary's love life than your own siblings' as you sit and chat with her while waiting for your turn inside the doctor's office.

    2. Your observation skills have reached a whole other level.

    Did your child have chicken for lunch? Did your labandera use a different detergent to wash the clothes? Did it rain today? Nothing gets past you as you wage war against eczema. You're constantly on the lookout for possible triggers and different ways to soothe its symptoms. You have a journal of the hows, whens, and whys of your child's every eczema episode and have gathered so much information that you feel like you can publish a book someday.

    3. You often reach out to fellow moms for tips and support.

    You seek the advice of fellow parents on how to best manage your child's skin condition, whether it's through an online forum, chat group, or co-parents at school. Groups such as that of Elica have become your homepage, and fellow Eczemoms (and dads) have become your trusted comrades to help manage eczema.

    4. A pile of eczema creams now stand where your beauty creams used to be.

    You used to have eye creams, face creams, serums, cleansers, and other beauty products on your counters and bathroom shelves. Now you have moisturizing cleansers and an eczema cream too to address your little one's skin care needs.

    Elica has become your go-to skin cream to help soothe your child's itching and redness. You know you can depend on it to deliver results.

    You have Elica in your house, your car, and at every grandparent's house. And in case of emergencies, you know you can easily purchase it from any drugstore to help provide relief for your child's eczema. (While Elica can soothe the itchiness and redness that come with eczema, if symptoms persist, consult your doctor.)

    Managing eczema is a challenge that every Eczemom faces every day but, gratefully, one that she doesn't have to face alone. Children with eczema continue to lead full and happy lives thanks to their doctors, proper treatment, and the constant care of their heroic Eczemoms.

     

    If you're an Eczemom, too, follow Elica on Facebook and join the Eczemom community to get tips on managing your child's eczema. Mometasone Furoate is the generic name of Elica. Do not use for more than two weeks. Use with caution on children and pregnant women. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor. 

     

    ASC Ref Code: B069P080918E

This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with Elica.
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