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What is the difference? Food Allergy vs. Food Sensitivity

Have you heard the terms “food allergy” and “food sensitivity” being tossed around left and right? Believe it or not, these terms are not interchangeable and the differences are important! What is the main difference? The difference between a food allergy and a food sensitivity starts with the body’s response to that food. When you are allergic to a food, your body’s reaction is caused by your immune system. When you are sensitive to a food, your body’s digestive system causes the reaction. Another important distinction is that food sensitivities are not life-threatening while food allergies definitely can be. The Read More

Storytime Edition: Children’s Books About Eczema

Are you looking for informative, inspiring stories to read to your children about eczema? Story time is a creative way to educate children on difficult topics. It is a great way to relate their issues to a character and a story that is outside of their own situation. Not sure where to find those stories? Look no further! Below are some recommendations that you and your child can go through together! Malcolm Finney Medical Detective – The Case of… Itch and Rash: The Case of… Itch and Rash By: Erika Kimble (Author), Laurel Winters (Illustrator), Jameson McMaster (Designer) The Case Read More

Sleepovers and Eczema: Can they coexist?

Is your little one being invited to sleepovers? This can be a challenging (and complicated!) time for parents of children with eczema! There is a battle between wanting to make sure your child has an active social life and making sure that their friends’ homes are eczema-friendly. Sounds impossible, right? What can you do to make sure that your child will have a fun and safe sleepover experience? Here are some tips: Put together a sleep away kit. When your eczema child is invited to a sleepover at a friend’s house, you can pack a skin care kit containing all Read More

Easter Activities for Kids with Eczema and Food Sensitivities

Easter activities are usually full of candy and chocolate… which means that they are also full of anxiety for parents of kiddos with eczema and food sensitivities or allergies! Check out some of these non-food related activities for your little one and their friends. Easter Egg Hunt Easter egg hunts are a traditional Easter activity that your eczema warrior doesn’t need to miss out on! Simply swap out the candy-filled eggs with these non-candy egg stuffers! Non-Candy Egg Stuffers Action Figures Bubbles Finger Puppets Kaleidoscopes Pencil Toppers Rings Slinkies Stickers Tops Toy Cars Whistles Yo-Yos No-Dye Easter Crafts Looking for Read More

Navigating Easter with Eczema and Your Little One

Does your child have food allergies that trigger their eczema? This can get super complicated for mommies and daddies that want to celebrate Easter with their kiddos! Easter weekend can prove to be a challenging weekend when it comes to family gatherings, easter egg hunts, and school events. Ingredients found in Easter candy like milk, soy, and added sugars can lead to some pretty extreme flare ups in some toddlers. So, what can you do to make sure your little eczema warrier doesn’t feel left out when everyone else is collecting Easter candy? Find alternative Easter candy. Look for Easter treats Read More