Category Archive for: ‘Allergies’

Treating Colds & Allergies The Natural Way

Spring has spring and now is the time when sniffles and sneezes crop up at every turn. While we’re trying to enjoy the warm weather and seasonal fun, it’s a good idea to know how to handle any springtime allergies or colds that show up the natural way. Avoiding the medicine head, grogginess, fatigue, moodiness, and synthetic chemicals that come along with using many of the over-the-counter cold, flu, and allergy medications can make a bad situation a lot better – so today we’ll be looking at some of the best natural alternatives your family may want to try. Herbs Read More

Testing For Heavy Metals & Infections

If your child deals with eczema, chances are you’re looking at diet as a way to get things under control. Food is one of the most common triggers for eczema flare ups, and one of the most effective areas of treatment parents use to help soothe the itch their children endure. While I’m a big fan of using diet to help heal eczema as you’ll see on the ScratchMeNot blog – but that may not always be the best place to start. I’ve found that a preliminary test to look at any toxins, heavy metals, or infections is a great Read More

Desensiziting Food Allergies

I’ve been doing a lot of research lately about overcoming food allergens. I had heard about food allergy desensitizing a while back but hadn’t paid much attention to it until I stumbled across a few reviews and some success stories online. I even met a friendly police officer at Starbucks who directed me to a local allergist after her son had been successful desensitized from an anaphylactic nut allergy. While desensitizing from food allergies may not work for everyone, it’s a very powerful and effective treatment that’s gaining more and more respect and users across the world. To me, the Read More

Names Of Allergens You May Not Know

If you’re a parent of a child with allergies like I am, chances are you’re also a label reader. Knowing your child’s triggers in foods and body care products can make life a whole lot easier. Avoiding these ingredients can be the difference between a good week and a week filled with constant itching and irritation. When my little one was first diagnosed with sensitivities to food, I became the queen of reading labels! I would scan pretty much everything I gave my child for those ingredients that I knew were troublesome –but sometimes things were still rough. It turns out Read More

Fact Or Fear – How Do You Teach Your Kids About Allergies?

When it comes to making sure our kids stay away from the foods, allergens, and situations that trigger eczema or allergies, they are often our best line of defense. A child who knows what they need to avoid and understands why is often the same child who avoids serious issues with their sensitivities, but what’s the best way to arm them with this information? Today we’re going to look at the two most common methods parents use to teach their kids about what needs to be avoided and look at which methods might be best for your family. Knowledge Is Read More