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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

ScratchMeNot’s #EczemaAsthma Twitter Chat – Thursday, Nov 13!

Join us as we discuss the connection between eczema and asthma! Our #EczemaAsthma Twitter Chat will feature questions solely about asthma too with guest host & physician, Dr. Renee, who is a Asthma Advocate. Take a moment and submit your questions early to info@scratchmenot.com Enjoy a chat, giveaways and great answers from Dr. Renee! Dr. Renee is an asthmatic, which drives her passion for asthma education. She addresses the concerns of asthma suffers, by supplying them with the tools and knowledge they need to receive the best medical care. She has appeared on various shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show. She Read More

Learning How To Breathe

It may sound silly, but many people actually don’t breathe properly! In our society we are taught to suck in our bellies and lify up our heads. This causes the shoulders and chest to do all the work when we have a specific muscle, the diaphragm, that’s supposed to make it all happen. Breathing is tied in to just about every function of the human body and mind. How we breathe influences our stress levels, emotional state, immune system, pain level, and ability to relax the body. When we breathe in a shallow way from the shoulders and chest, we Read More

Creative Ways To Keep Your Child’s Epi-Pen On Hand

If you have a child with allergies and keep an epi-pen on hand in case of an accident, you may be wondering how to always have it on hand without the cumbersome task of fussing with it whenever you leave the house. The good news is that there are some creative ways to keep your child’s epi-pen with you no matter where you go so that you can have the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’ll be able to help if an allergic reaction should happen. The best line of defense against an aggressive allergic reaction is always Read More

Finding The Perfect Children’s Allergy Specialist

If you child suffers from allergies of any kind, you may be wondering where to turn for help. The Internet is a great resource for learning more about what works for other parents – but it’s no replacement for the detailed information you can get about your child from a specialist. Your child is unique and their allergies are unique too. Working with a great allergy professional is the best first step to tackling the problem and preventing it from getting in the way. Doctors, nurses, allergists, dietitians, dermatologists, pediatricians… all of these experts can help, but which one is best for your child? Seeing Read More