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
Last Updated September 9, 2017 By Andrea in Allergies, smnblog, Treatments with Comments Off on DIY Disaster / Emergency Preparedness Kit – Customized for allergy needs!
Many of you may have heard of the Elimination Diet before, especially if you, your child, or someone you know suffers from allergies or food sensitivities. The Elimination Diet is an effective and low-cost tool that you can use to determine which foods, if any, are contributing to your symptoms. For twelve days you eliminate the most common trigger foods from your diet, and then gradually reintroduce food groups one at a time to find out which, if any, cause your symptoms. This diet is appropriate for children as well, and can be helpful to determine if your child’s symptoms Read More
Last Updated January 7, 2013 By Andrea in Diet, Eczema, Food, Itchy Skin, Skin, smnblog with 4 Comments
Elimination diets are hard. This is why most people don’t bother with them. Deep down they know they don’t feel as well as they should and they likely question food as the culprit, but they get too overwhelmed by the thought of such an extreme diet and the idea just washes away. That’s how I was for a long time. Elimination diets are challenging, but so very worth it. It is how we finally determined most of my son’s eczema triggers and food allergies, which were causing head-to-toe severe eczema. Eliminating gluten, dairy, soy, corn, and some tree nuts finally Read More
The NEA has announced it’s first Eczema App which helps you: *Track Flares and Treatments *Take notes about the flare *Gain Information about Eczema by age groups *Get Up To Date News about Eczema from the NEA *Available for all mobile Apple and Android Devices *& More! Download it here! All images courtesy of Read More
Last Updated October 17, 2012 By Andrea in Allergies, Itchy Skin, Moisturizers, Scratching, Skin, smnblog, Treatments with 7 Comments
A special thanks to Jennifer Ardoyno for providing this guest post! I know I’m one, among thousands of moms, who has a child dealing with the frustrations of eczema. My son, who is now 8, has had eczema his whole life. I am all too familiar with the sleepless nights, scratching until bleeding, countless doctors’ appointments, and numerous creams and ointments…all brought on by eczema. For years, I could never seem to find anything that helped with my son’s skin condition. Everything was a short-term fix. The problem was, with his constant scratching, that he was developing frequent staph infections…some Read More