One of the most effective ways for to treat a child’s moderate to severe eczema is with wet dressings, also call wet wraps. It is THE go to treatment for flare ups. This nearly miraculous treatment is simple and effective as it allows the skin to: Deeply hydrate the skin while soothing sores Reducing inflammation Relieving itching Healing broken skin Overall calming the skin If you find that your child is restless, itchy, hot, or uncomfortable or experiencing a flare up, wet wrapping can be your go to for some immediate relief. The skin will be noticeably different in the morning or even hours later! This is Read More
…It’s More Than Just Itchy Skin!
Last Updated June 1, 2017 By Andrea in Allergies, Food, smnblog with Comments Off on Why Dairy Causes Food Intolerance Or Allergies
One of the most common allergens in children these days is dairy products with an emphasis on milk. Many children have to avoid a variety of dairy products so that any food intolerance or allergy does not form. Because dairy seems to be everywhere and in everything, it can be challenging to understand why such a common and seemingly safe product can cause so many problems with your children’s allergies. Knowledge is power, so today we’re going to explore what makes dairy an allergen and how you can give your child the best without using it. What Is A Food Intolerance vs A Food Read More
It’s no secret that in hospitals across the country, professionals aren’t afraid to look at your fingernails to get clues about your health! Understanding what your nails say about your health is a simple and often highly accurate way to detect health issues quickly so that you can get them healed before they get out of control. Take a look at your nails and see what they say about your health – and if you have any concerns, it’s a good time to visit with your medical professional! The Pale Nail Extremely pale nails that look almost transparent may be Read More
This may sound strange, but bone broth is perhaps one of the healthiest and most healing foods you can make! If you’re a fan of reading health and nutrition blogs like I am, chances are you’ve already stumbled across people raving about this classic food staple. Health nuts and Nutritionists are suggesting bone broth soup for a whole range of issues – and for those of us who deal with eczema and other skin sensitivities it just might become a staple! Bone broth is made with basic ingredients that you can get from your local grocery store and butcher. As Read More
During this eczema journey, one of the top questions is, how to prevent scratching beyond medication, especially for children. Experts weigh in and voice their preference: whether to use mittens, gloves or go completely hands free. Should parents cover their child’s hands? The medical perspective We’ve spoken to various doctors across the US to get their feedback on which approach they deem the most appropriate for children with eczema. Should parents cover the hands to prevent skin damage, or forego any hand covering, and use topical treatments instead, allowing children to scratch or rub freely? Each type of doctor (allergists, dermatologists & pediatricians alike) focus on stopping the scratch-itch cycle, removing discomfort, Read More