Treating eczema in the comfort of your own home is hard enough! Traveling and treating eczema on the go adds a whole extra layer of complication. What’s worse is that traveling can easily add extra stress that might cause an eczema flare up. Below are some tips and tricks to help you navigate your next family trip while keeping eczema symptoms at bay! 1. Make a list and check it twice. Having a checklist of your eczema must-haves is crucial! Take a minute to look at these reminders and write out a list of your own. Tried and true skin Read More
…It’s More Than Just Itchy Skin!
As I’m sure you know, there is no cure for eczema. I’m sure you also know that managing eczema can be exhausting for everyone involved. It’s hard (to say the least) to watch someone you love go battle eczema. It is equally difficult to be a part of the support system for someone with eczema. You are probably asking yourself: What can I do to make this easier for my little one? What can I do to make this easier on the entire family? Below are five coping strategies that can help make managing eczema just a little bit easier. Let Read More
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
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