The emotional impact and stress eczema can bring to a family with a child who suffers with eczema can make getting by with a young family that much harder. It is becoming well know that families with children with eczema go through a lot of stress and can experience a lesser quality of life. In some studies the stress on parents, particularly mothers, was found to affect them more than families where children had other severe medical conditions such as deafness and diabetes. Self care is very important.
Keratosis Pilaris is a common skin condition and is thought to be harmless, but it still can look uncomfortable and inflamed and can be very itchy. The most likely times for children to be affected are either before two years old or during their teenage years.
As the year marches on we send out our heartfelt thanks to all of you who continue to share your ups, your downs, and your little wins along the way as we all deal with the challenges eczema brings.
Following is a particularly touching and inspiring story we want to share with you. You are all such courageous mums and dads out there, and we want to take a moment to stop and recognise that often life gets tough for us, and our children. However we are not alone and we love being part of this wonderful supportive and caring community that are so generous in their sharing of tips, insights and inspiration.