Have you ever heard of the atopic triad? This study breaks it down simply: atopic dermatitis is frequently associated with allergies (like allergies to mold!) and asthma. The study concluded that children with atopic dermatitis are predisposed to additional atopic illnesses by 3 years old. In turn, the presence of these illnesses correlates with poor disease control. Yikes! How Mold Can Impact Eczema According to this study that surveyed 310 homes, preschool children exposed to mold had significantly increased risks of eczema. Knowing this, have you considered mold as a trigger for your little one’s eczema? Are you wondering how all Read More
…It’s More Than Just Itchy Skin!
You are what you eat! We’ve been hearing that saying all of our lives. I bet you even tell your little one the same thing. That’s because it’s true. Believe it or not, what you eat or what you feed your little one might trigger (or improve) their eczema-related symptoms! Let me preface all of this by saying that there isn’t a single diet that cures everyone’s eczema. Makes sense, right? We are all different! The best advice I have is to listen to your body and avoid any foods that appear to worsen your symptoms! Food Allergies You might Read More
Can probiotics help heal eczema? Well, the answer isn’t black and white. Read more to find out the benefits of probiotics, where to find them, and how they can be helpful in the prevention and treatment of eczema! Probiotics 101 Long story short, our body has a ton of “good” and “bad” bacteria. Probiotics, the “good” bacteria, are considered “good” because they support a healthy digestive system. Don’t confuse probiotics with prebiotics! Prebiotics are dietary fibers that essentially “feed” the probiotics that are in your gut. Benefits of Probiotics Probiotics are most commonly known for their ability to support gut Read More
Last Updated May 27, 2018 By Andrea in Eczema, Itchy Skin, Scratching, Skin, Sleep, smnblog with No Comment
Sleep is a super crucial component to everyone’s overall health. As I’m sure you know, when you are going through an eczema flare-up, sleep can be a nightmare! What makes it worse is that a lack of sleep is not only bad for your overall health, it make your eczema worse too. This study found that eczema was associated with higher odds of fatigue, regular daytime sleepiness, and regular insomnia. The good news is that this doesn’t have to be you! By following some of these tips and tricks, a good night’s sleep with eczema is possible! Keep it cool Read More
Last Updated May 20, 2018 By Andrea in Eczema, Itchy Skin, Moisturizers, Skin, smnblog, Treatments with No Comment
Benefits of Coconut Oil for Eczema Lately it seems that coconut oil can be used for anything: cooking, skin care, dental hygiene, hair care, etc. People with eczema often point to coconut oil as a way to relieve and soothe eczema. This is because coconut oil can be used as a moisturizer, as a way to promote wound healing, and as a way to reduce inflammation and pain. Coconut Oil as a Moisturizer Coconut oil can be used to help hydrate your skin. Especially the skin of those with scaly and itchy rashes caused by eczema. Keeping your skin hydrated Read More