Stress is the root of nearly all of our health problems – no doubt about it. How you manage (or don’t manage) your stress can have a profound impact on your health. Yes, that includes your eczema! According to Tim Jewell and Debra Sullivan, PhD, MSN, CNE, COI of Healthline, stress causes a spike in the hormone, cortisol, and this excess of cortisol leads to abnormally oil skin which can ultimately cause an eczema outbreak. To make things even worse, according to Jewell and Sullivan, stress can also extend the life of an eczema outbreak, leaving you more stressed. Knowing all Read More
If you are exploring eczema, you may have noticed that narrowing down the specific type of eczema you and your child are dealing with can be really frustrating. Eczema is eczema, but in order for medical professionals to do research and find treatments, they often break the greater eczema illness down into sub-categories to make it easier for them to keep track of variations and different ways the disorder can manifest in any individual patient. Today, take a few moments with us to explore the various types of common eczema and learn what they are and how they behave. Atopic Read More
Last Updated September 9, 2017 By Andrea in Allergies, smnblog, Treatments with Comments Off on 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
Inflammation is a major part of eczema and other allergy issues. When skin gets inflamed, itching and scratching begin which can lead to infections and skin damage. Many parents have found that when they are able to control inflammation, eczema ends up being controlled at the same time. While there are anti-inflammatory medicines out there, fighting with food is a great alternative. Since kids love fruit, today I’d like to share some amazing all-natural treats with you that your kids will love and that just might help keep inflammation at bay! The Fruit Family While all fruits have anti-inflammatory properties, Read More
When parents first start looking at how to help control and heal their child’s eczema, diet seems to be one of the first things that come up. On the ScratchMeNot Facebook page I see people talking about diets all the time and sharing which ones seem to help the most. While all kids have different needs, there are some diets that seem to help kick-start a healing process or soothe a sever outbreak, and the GAPS diet is one of them. The GAPS Diet, also known as the Gut And Psychology Diet, was created by Dr. Sidney Valentine Hass and Read More