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Laurie last won the day on June 13 2013

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  1. The first thing I would try would be smaller portions and have her try to eat more slowly. She's seems like chocolate milk followed by a meal replacement drink would be too much and she'd feel very full. Another thought, too. My daughter has IBS (she's been tested more than once for celiac and is negative). Cold foods bother her...she won't even eat ice cream and I warm up pudding in the microwave for her "to take the chill off" as we say around here. Maybe it could be something like that? Good luck!
  2. If you mean Dupixent, I don't think it's a one-time thing. I know someone who uses Dupixent for severe eczema. She has to give herself weekly injections in the stomach area.
  3. Have you tried using Vaseline? You could use it at night with socks/gloves. CeraVe makes a product called "Healing Ointment" which is basically vaseline/petroleum jelly with some added things like ceramides to help maintain the skin barrier.
  4. I've spent so much money on the various recommended brands of creams, lotions, etc. for sensitive skin and eczema only to find that they sting and burn. I really like the "Pure" (fragrance free) Beekman products. I use the bar soap, body cream, hand salve, and hand lotion. I also started using the "Pure" shampoo and conditioner because my usual scented brands were stinging my skin in the shower. (*Beekman products are featured on HSN today with free shipping! )
  5. What does the eczema on your hands and feet look like? Do you have what looks like clear blisters on the palms of your hands and the sides of your fingers and on the soles of your feet? I've had dyshidrotic eczema on my hands for a few years. The dermatologist was really no help...just a topical steroid prescription and no help with getting to the cause. I found a website about a low nickel diet that may help with this kind of eczema. As it happened, I was eating a lot of very high nickel foods from the list, and I really noticed a difference when I cut out those foods. In December I had some dental surgery on my gum. I had complications for awhile after the surgery(lots of bleeding) so when I felt like I could eat more solid foods I wanted soft things. After eating a lot of egg salad I ended up with eczema all over the place...legs, arms, torso. It got better when I quit eating eggs. I also found that chocolate hazelnut spread (Costco's version of Nutella) caused a big red itchy patch on my neck that went away when I quit eating it. I have no idea why certain foods affected only certain places on my was very weird! I'm still dealing with eczema on my forearms and the tops of my hands that started this Spring...I blame "Spring Cleaning" because I have an allergy to dust mites. I quit using the steroid ointment because the eczema always comes back. Now I'm trying to avoid contact with dust by wearing long sleeves and gloves while I'm vacuuming, etc. And I'm sorry to say that I think stress makes it worse.
  6. I have a Lodge square frying pan and it's so heavy that I rarely use it these days due to arthritis in my thumb joint. I can't even imagine how heavy the Dutch oven must be! My Dutch oven is 4 1/2 quarts by Cuisinart. It was part of a set but I don't use it as much as the other pieces, mostly for stew in the fall/winter. But I like the way it looks and the way it cooks! And I didn't want glass lids.
  7. I'm dealing with eczema, too. I recently found "Dr Dray", a dermatologist who has a collection of videos on skin care, conditions, products, etc. on youtube. (Are we allowed to post links to youtube? I'll remove if necessary!) Here's one about eyelids that might help!
  8. Heck yes. And I would've said it last night at the party. I'm concerned about the lack of self-control in a teen. I wouldn't want young children to get hurt if he goes into a rage about something and starts throwing things or slamming doors. I often read a regular feature in our newspaper about children/teens who need adoptive families. The descriptions make it easy to read between the lines and identify those that are going to have very challenging behaviors. At least that's what I assume when a child/teen needs to be in a home without young children, etc. It's really sad that humans available for adoption can end up sounding like the pitbulls in the animal shelter descriptions, but people need to know what's going on, for everyone's sake.
  9. I like looking through the Grandinroad catalog:
  10. Maybe you should include in the letter that if she's determined to collect $175 from someone it should be from this staff member. Or better yet, out of her own pocket since she made this mess herself.
  11. It would be rude enough to ask you, but to do this in the presence of your husband....oh my goodness. People can call me old-fashioned, a pearl-clutcher, or whatever, but I still believe that there are some things you just shouldn't discuss in mixed company, if at all. If she thinks this is appropriate conversation with her friend's aunt and uncle/her host and hostess, then she was long overdue for a rude awakening!!!
  12. Laurie

    USPS what?

    We signed up for it after seeing something on the news about how mail thieves can sign up for it using your address but their email so they get the notification of what they can steal from your mailbox each day. It's nice that it's a free service. Usually we have to pay a fee these days for any type of product/service designed to thwart thieves!
  13. Prayers for your mom. Prayers for you and your safety on the road!
  14. It would be even funnier if you had seen the "hazmat" suit I was wearing...raincoat, latex gloves, and the hand-me-down tall rainboots with a monster design from my son. I'm glad I couldn't go through with it yesterday. Today I read the guidelines for dealing with a dead rodent from the CDC about soaking the body with a bleach solution or other disinfectant for 5 minutes before removal. I was just going to spray it with some Lysol spray first, but the soaking sounds like an even better plan, if/when I try again.
  15. I couldn't do it. (I'll bet you have snakes.)
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