Posts Tagged ‘allergy testing’

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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Eczema & Asthma – Testing for Food Triggers

I’ve asked Dr. Farshchian to help us distinguish between food allergies and sensitivities and to help us better understand testing methods for each. While we’re not sure if food is the root cause of eczema, most of us have experienced first hand how food can trigger flare ups. I hope today’s post can shed some…

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A Mums’ Intuition is Never Wrong

Kids get sick, it’s just part of growing up. But when is a cold not just a cold? When does it mean there could be more going on internally? What if you could help your child get better? I know you’re like me and would want to do everything you could possibly do for your…

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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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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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Low Does Allergy Treatment: Improvements in Allergies and Eczema

By Brianna of Allergic Adventures (bio below) Our allergic adventures began in 2007 technically, but we didn’t realize what was going on until 2008. Our oldest son was born happy & healthy. At about 2-1/2 months he developed a rash, we took him in & were prescribed a cream. We used the cream, naively I…

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A Parent’s Guilt Around a Serious, Delayed Allergic Reaction

As food allergy parents, we are so diligent in removing possible allergic foods in our home. We read all the labels thoroughly and buy only food we know is safe. So, how did my son have an allergic reaction at home today? I honestly have no explanation. I feel like a professional label reader. I…

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