Allergies

Baby Dairy Allergy Q&A with Board Certified Allergist Dr. Katie Marks-Cogan

In honor of Food Allergy Action Month, we’re excited to answer your most common baby dairy allergy questions in our interview with Ready, Set, Food! Chief Allergist Katie Marks-Cogan M.D (see bio below). What are the symptoms of an igE-mediated dairy allergy? Are they the same for babies? Symptoms can include hives, swelling of lips/tongue,…

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Eczema and Alcohol: Should You Avoid It?

Let’s be honest – who doesn’t love a little bit of alcohol here and there? Sometimes it can be difficult resisting a drink, but did you know that alcohol consumption can actually affect skin too? If you’ve never thought about the combination of eczema and alcohol, then we suggest you read on. Discover how alcohol…

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How to Reduce Eczema by Controlling Dust Mite Allergy Symptoms

Have you ever thought you might be suffering from eczema due to dust mite allergy symptoms? Learn all about the dreaded dust mite allergy rash and how dust mites and eczema can be related! By Stevie Simpson (see bio below) Eczema can be a frustrating and embarrassing problem. If you experience this issue, it can…

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Examining Foot Eczema & Common Misassociations

Although many eczema sufferers usually experience flare-ups in most common areas like on the front of their arms, behind their knees and around the neck, foot eczema can also occur. Foot eczema is most commonly confused with athlete’s foot; however, the two can be distinguished from each other. Athlete’s foot rashes appear between the toes…

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Eczema Sheets and Bedding: Our Top Recommendations and The Benefits

Did you ever notice that eczema itching is always worse at night? That’s because your body’s levels of cortisol (which helps regulate inflammation and itch) peak in the middle of night. Having a good night’s rest with eczema can be challenging, but there are ways to improve your quality of sleep. We take a deeper…

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Our Eczema Trials: NAET Treatment Review

If you’re suffering from allergies or asthma or eczema, I bet you’ve looked into countless remedies and treatments. A quick search on Google will show you that there are dozens of new treatments and natural remedies that are said to cure these conditions, but many of these treatments come with a hefty price tag. When…

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What is Dyshidrotic Eczema and How to Treat It?

By Laura Dolgy (see bio below) Do you ever experience tiny blisters on your hands or feet that are extremely itchy and tend to get worse once spring allergy season rolls around? You may be experiencing a well known eczema condition known as dyshidrosis, also known as dyshidrotic eczema and with many other names as…

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Psoriasis Triggers: Top 10 to Avoid

Psoriasis is a skin condition that is caused either by the genetic makeup of an individual or due to some problem with the body’s immune system. The condition occurs when the T cells – the white blood cells – become active and instead of attacking an infection attack the skin cells. This leads to dry,…

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Eczema and Pet Allergies: Transitioning to a Pet-Free Home

By Laura Dolgy (see bio below) Do you adore animals, but you’re terribly allergic to them? If dogs, cats, or any other animals cause you or your children major allergies,  it might be time to consider giving the pet to a new home. Why put yourself or your children through the torture of allergies, eczema,…

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How to Identify & Treat that Itchy Red Rash

By Laura Dolgy (bio below) Although there are many types of eczema, such as dry, weeping or scaly, most cases always end up being itchy and developing some sort of red rash. However, there are also several other skin conditions that can cause an itchy red rash. This week, we take a deeper look into…

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The Power of Trust and Acceptance: 6 Tips for Living with Eczema

This week, we’re sharing an inspirational video from my dear friend Marieke, a certified life coach and founder of Your Novel Life, whose own daughter had severe eczema as an infant. If you’re feeling particularly low or depressed due to living with eczema or dealing with your child’s eczema, then please watch this beautiful video.…

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One Woman’s Incredible Story of a Chronic Allergic Reaction to Latex

Last week, we received a truly incredible story from Renee, a long-time sufferer of eczema with a chronic allergic reaction to latex. She thought she had been avoiding latex for years, but discovered she’d unknowingly been exposing her body to latex in two hidden ways. Her story is quite shocking! See for yourself. “I’m 60…

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