Posts Tagged ‘allergic reaction’

Linking Eczema and Allergies: Is Pollen Causing Your Skin to Flare?

By Dr. Hotze (see bio below) You may be familiar with eczema flare-ups in the winter, as the combination of dry air and extreme temperature changes (cold outside, hot inside) can exacerbate your skin’s condition. However, have you ever considered the correlation between your eczema and allergies? As a doctor who’s treated many people with eczema, I’ve…

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Becoming a Food Allergy Mom

  By Elizabeth Flora Ross (Bio below) “I think she’s allergic to strawberries,” my husband said one night. I was dubious. My daughter’s eyes would water, her nose would run and she would sneeze when she ate them. But I did not recognize those as food allergy symptoms – I dismissed it as seasonal allergies. One evening as…

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Sloane Miller: Dining Out and Traveling with a Food Allergy

Tristan and I were headed to the Big Apple to visit my sister and newborn nephew. (She’s just started her own parenting blog, please check it out!) It would be a trip of firsts for both of us – first mother-son trip, first trip by train, first time to NY (for Tristan), and first time…

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After an Anaphylactic Reaction – The Road to Recovery

It’s been just over two weeks since Tristan’s first anaphylactic reaction. Since then I’ve realized a few things and learned even more from all the supportive comments and words of encouragement from all of you (which I am extremely grateful for! Thank you!). 1) False negatives with food allergy tests are more common than you’d…

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Have Success with Our Eczema Elimination Diet

An eczema elimination diet really isn’t as hard as it may seem and for many it provides a great sense of relief when food allergies or intolerances are discovered. In truth, it’s deciding to do the elimination diet for eczema  and embracing your decision by fully planning and preparing for it, that’s the hardest. But it’s…

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Having Eczema & Being Happy!

I was so charmed by the incredibly cute Asthma Peeps stickers for asthma inhalers and spacers that I asked Kym, the lovely and brilliant momma behind their creation, to share how she managed her daughter’s eczema. -Jennifer   Asthma, Eczema, and Attitude By Kym Latter (bio below) When my daughter was just a baby she…

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Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil and Shea Butter: The Allergy Scoop

Tree nut allergies are on the rise and can often affect those with eczema. This type of allergy can be just as fatal as a peanut allergy and is for some reason often overlooked by those outside of the medical community. My son has eczema and is allergic to almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, and pecans, but…

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