Seasonal Allergies

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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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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Home Renovations: The Effect on Eczema and Allergies

By Bryn Huntpalmer (bio below) Those two words you’ve been dreaming of may also come with a sense of dread: home renovation. Can you really update your home if you have allergies and eczema? The good news is you can, and it may actually improve your allergies in the long run to update your home now.…

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Our Picks for Natural Allergy Remedies

Allergy season is upon us. With it comes all the joy we associate with the overload of pollen: runny noses, itchy eyes, congestion, asthma, etc. Thank goodness spring is a prized time of year where I live because otherwise, I’m not sure how we’d tolerate this allergy season. I think most of us are so…

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Allergies: A Guide for Finding the Right Pet

I grew up with horrible allergies, not knowing they were allergies at all really. I just assumed having itchy, watery eyes and an itchy, running nose, on a daily basis was normal! Can you imagine?! I never dreamed it had anything to do with growing up in a house with 1-3 indoor dogs living in…

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Frustration and Helplessness for Allergic Asthma

Frustration for me is having no answers. Right now I’m very frustrated. Over the past few weeks Tristan’s asthma has started to flare out of control. Every night he has coughing fits as the Ventolin and the air purifier don’t offer the relief they used to. We’re on to Flovent now to see if it…

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How to Successfully Manage Children’s Asthma this Summer

Yeah! Summer is here! This is my favorite time of the year, but for many people summer can bring worsening asthma, allergies, and eczema. If your child’s asthma acts up during the summer, you’ll appreciate these tips from Zoe. – Jennifer How to Manage Your Child’s Asthma This Summer! by Zoe Camp (see bio below)…

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The Difference Between a Food-Pollen or Food-Food Eczema Flare

Tristan is having another bad go of it. I know his skin flares up each April during the beginning of allergy season, mostly around his face, neck, and wrists as opposed to behind the knees and on the legs, belly, and back like with his food allergy triggered eczema. We’re fairly sure this spring reaction…

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