Posts Tagged ‘Allergy’

Is Mold a Trigger for Your Eczema Flare?

By Stephanie Cook (see bio below) You’ve pre-washed his clothes with gentle detergent, disinfected his bottles thoroughly, and baby-proofed every corner, but did you test for indoor air pollution? It can start with a cough; a seemingly insignificant wheeze expelled from the center of his tiny chest. What may be significant, however, could be a commonly overlooked…

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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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November 2014: Food Allergy and Celiac Convention, Plus a New GFDF App

 at Coronado Springs Resort & Convention Center in the Walt Disney World Resort November 22, 2014 Celebrating food allergies and celiac disease at one of the top food allergy and gluten free locations in the world. This convention is open to consumers, families, gluten-free and allergen-free companies. Individuals of all ages are welcome and the convention…

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A First Person Look at Anaphylaxis

by Natalie Honodel  (see bio below) It has been almost a year since my life changed drastically. First, let me go back a few years. Well, fifteen years to be exact. I was in the lunch room in kindergarten when I started breaking out in hives and we were unsure what caused them. After seeing…

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5 Things You Should Know as a Parent of an Allergic Child

Andrea is our local analphylaxis support group leader. She also provides coaching to  allergic individuals and for parents helping their children navigate life with food allergies. I’ve asked her to share her opinions with us about the perceptions of others regarding parents of food allergic children, which seems to be quite a hot topic lately.…

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Emer: An Eczema Story

Meet my friend Emer. She keeps me, and everyone that knows her, entertained with her dry, witty and very honest humor. I wasn’t aware of all the skin conditions and allergies she’s suffered with over the years until she came forward on my FB page after reading that my son had been going through some similar…

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Top 10 Food Allergy Misconceptions and Myths

By Missie (a mother whose daughter is allergic to peanuts) People are very emotional about food allergies, especially in regards to children with food allergies.  We, the parents of kids with food allergies, want to feel that our kids are safe when we send them off to school.  On the other side, parents whose children…

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Halloween & Food Allergies…..a Scary Combination!

Halloween is knocking on our door. With several food allergies identified, I’m quite nervous about how to handle this year’s trick-or-treating bit with Tristan. Sure Foods Living has a great post on this subject “How to Navigate Halloween with Food Allergies.” Also, take a look at her Allergen-Free Halloween Candy Quick List for great candy…

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Our Family’s Battle with Eczema (Part 1 of 2)

Eczema is part of my life. I have become consumed by it. I have literally hit the ground running into battle. The battlefield unfortunately is the body of my innocent 3-year-old son, Tristan. He was diagnosed with baby eczema at 3 months of age when we first saw the obvious signs, dry itchy skin patches,…

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