My second eldest of four sons
suffers from eczema, enough for it to make his life
uncomfortable. He is eight and otherwise healthy with one
exception. He also suffers from a peanut allergy. His brothers
seemed to have escaped untouched, and often, of late, he asks;
Why me dad?
I cant give him an
answer, and neither can his doctor. More and more children in
the United Kingdom are suffering from Eczema, and we seem to be
no closer to resolving or finding a cure for their condition.
Steroid creams, wraps and a host of other medications are used
to control a condition that seems to reflect in our children,
the sad condition of our world.
I asked him to write
a few things in his own words. Some of the comments might sound
despondent. Try to think back to when you were eight. Now
imagine having to cope with itchy flaky, and often painful and
unsightly skin, not to mention others joys such as Impetigo,
which seems to love the sensitive skin of eczema sufferers.
He cant swim, the
chlorine affects him, he cant exercise excessively, the sweat
triggers the eczema and he has to avoid animals, certain
foodstuffs and certain drinks. Quite a miserable existence, if
your eight. If your here because your child is an eczema
sufferer then I am sure this sounds all to familiar. If your
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