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
As the cooler weather sets in, many parents change or increase the type of sheets and blankets used on their child’s bed to give added comfort and warmth. At this time, many parents wonder if certain fabrics are better or worse for their children who have sensitive skin or allergies – and the answer may surprise you! In today’s post we’ll look at some of the most popular types of linens, sheets, and blankets to give you information about which types may be best for you and your family. Micro-Fiber This easy to clean material is made from tiny pieces 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
It’s one thing to see your child suffer from constant itching and scratching – and another to see scratching and temper tantrums combined. Double the trouble. Stress, anxiety, frustration and immune system responses can all be wrapped up in both itching and emotional meltdowns, so they often go hand in hand. An emotional or anxiety based temper tantrum can easily trigger itching and other allergies, sensitivities, and breakouts, so it’s important to try to treat both symptoms by understanding they may have a share cause. Most children exhibit temper tantrums because of stress, frustration, anxiety, fatigue, or dietary issues. If Read More
The BEST pets for kids with allergies or sensitivities is not always the easiest to choose. When it comes to helping them develop tools like emotional intelligence, compassion, empathy, responsibility, and sharing, pets can be some of the best teachers. It’s been said that the true value of a person can be seen in how they treat those who can do very little for them. The relationship between a child and their pet cultivates these wonderful sentiments. But what do you do when the very pet that could complete your family makes your child itch, sneeze, cough, and scratch? While Read More