We do appreciate that our ‘daily struggles’ are trivial compared to many parents’ whose children suffer from more serious conditions. But, one of the reasons we wanted to share a little of what life is like is that we have met many parents who feel like we do and it always helps to know you are not alone.
Eczema and non-life threatening allergies are rarely considered by GPs (or even other parents!) as too serious or having an impact on daily life. However, if you are reading this, you probably already know that, unfortunately, this is not true. GPs have a hard job and I can understand and appreciate that they have more serious complaints to deal with, but it does mean there is little support for the rest of us and nowhere for us to go with our small questions and worries.
Sometimes the small stuff does build up to a big impact. If any of our story helps even one family, it will make me happy. I want others to know that they are not alone and not ‘making a big deal out of nothing’.