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ScratchMeNot Costume Contest

I am so excited to tell you about the ScratchMeNot Halloween Costume Contest. People who post their Halloween costume on Facebook will have a big chance to win these prizes from ScratchMeNot. Just visit the ScratchMeNot Facebook page to see the details and rules of this contest. (UPDATE: A NEW PRIZE ADDED)   Here’s a chance to win prizes that you’ll LOVE! On our ScratchMeNot Facebook page: Like the post. Comment on the post with the photo of your favorite Halloween costume or post the photo of your favorite Halloween costume on your own Facebook page with hashtag #ScratchMeNot. Incorporate a ScratchMeNot into your kid’s Read More

ScratchMeNot Eczema Asthma Connection – Recap

Last Thursday, we held our first Twitter Chat with Dr. Renee from @AskDrRenee on the topic of eczema and asthma using hashtag #EczemaAsthma Read more about the connection and Q&A about both topics below:     [View the story “The Eczema & Asthma Connection” on Read More

DIY Disaster / Emergency Preparedness Kit – Customized for allergy needs!

One of the most important things we can do for the health and safety of our families is create and maintain an emergency and disaster preparedness kit. These kits can be purchased online or in local stores – but you can also put them together on your own and save money in the process! Before putting a kits together, consider where you’ll store it all. Most people use waterproof 5-gallon buckets which can be sealed and stored in closets or basements spaces. You may also want to consider using a backpack since this can be easy to grab-and-go when needed, Read More

Antibacterial soap + Triclosan: Why it’s a huge deal

Recently the FDA announced they are banning ingredients found in anti-bacterial soap AND many are being pulled from the shelves based off this new information. Why is this important? Well for starters, it turns out, scientific research shows that antibacterial soap is no better than regular soap and water. And the added ingredients of triclosan and similar chemicals used in these soaps are ineffective but used as a marketing ploy to make the product seem better than regular soap. It makes it seem like product will be safer for you and your family. yd you know triclosan is a pesticide that Read More

Scratching And Temper Tantrums

It’s one thing to see your child suffer from constant itching and scratching – and another to see scratching and temper tantrums combined. Double the trouble. Stress, anxiety, frustration and immune system responses can all be wrapped up in both itching and emotional meltdowns, so they often go hand in hand. An emotional or anxiety based temper tantrum can easily trigger itching and other allergies, sensitivities, and breakouts, so it’s important to try to treat both symptoms by understanding they may have a share cause. Most children exhibit temper tantrums because of stress, frustration, anxiety, fatigue, or dietary issues. If Read More