Pfizer has recently acquired Anacor to secure the purchase and ownership of the medication – Crisaborole. Crisaborole 2% ointment is a non-steroidal topical medication that is geared towards mild to moderate eczema. Over the years, steroids has been one of the top prescribed medications for eczema. However, the long term side effects of steroid use, include skin thinning, HPA axis suppression & topical steroid withdrawal. There’s a lot of hope pending in this FDA approval, as this will be the first medication approved for eczema in 15 years. There’s two sides of this merger, I’d like you to consider. Facts There Read More
…It’s More Than Just Itchy Skin!
Remember the days before allergies were so prevalent? While we’d mostly good from scratch, we could conveniently buy ready made or mixes that would cut our cooking time in half? Well with the onset of GMOs, synthetic ingredients, and the onset of allergies, some of us have had to solely cook from scratch. Well…. Elizabeth is making our kitchen experience a LOT easier! What is Sweet Elizabeth’s Organics all about? Elizabeth has made it her mission to provide great tasting, allergy free, organic mixes to bring ease to the kitchen for parents with food intolerances or allergies, or just the Read More
Seeing baby milestones being met is such a joy and today we’re shining a spotlight on Tactile & Fine Motor Skill Development for ScratchMeNot kids! ScratchMeNot Flip Mittens are made to be flexible to open or close as needed. And depending on your little one’s concerns, the mittens may be closed more frequently or only used for a particular moment of the day. I remember when my little’s eczema was THE most challenging, her mittens were mostly closed. I had to purposefully create supervised moments of hands free time to make sure she was touching surfaces, grasping and moving those digits, AND not scratching! Keeping Read More
My favorite quote from A Life Redeemed : “No matter how slow you go, you’re still lapping everyone on the Read More
In light of the recent FDA announcement banning ingredients in many of antibacterial hand sanitizer products, we can choose soap & water or make your own – DIY hand sanitizer recipe below. Here’s an easy, kid friendly liquid hand sanitizer recipe: Small glass spray bottle (4 oz) Distilled water or witch hazel 1 tsp. fractionated coconut oil A dollop of aloe vera gel (if desired) 10 total drops Protective essential oil blend (wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary essential oils) 5-10 drops other essential oil (lemon is a good choice) Play around with the oils to get the smell ratio Read More