eczema 

Common Allergy Culprits in Children

Dear Karla, My son has eczema all over his face and very bad asthma. Do you think it could be the milk he is drinking? Amanda Amanda, In Canada, 12 - 25 per cent of children suffer from eczema, with 90 per cent of cases occurring before a...

Do you let your baby be an adventurous eater?

A friend emailed me a study today, one that found that when babies under nine months are fed fish, they're less likely to develop eczema. Because she's never been a mom to an infant, she wondered, "Would you have fed one of your girls fish at such a...

Owning a dog may prevent childhood allergies

When it comes to avoiding allergies, my kids weren't dealt a good genetic hand. I have asthma, and my husband has fairly severe seasonal and year-round allergies. Needless to say, we're hyper alert when watching for signs that they're developing...

An eczema cream that works?

I've written about Nolan's skin issues countless times before. He cannot play in the grass without generating angry little red bumps on the bottom of his feed, his eczema flares out of control on the back of his knees if I miss one night of cream...

Study says you shouldn't bath your kids every day

Nolan has a bath every night. He plays hard, my son, and invariably finishes the day with dirt in his fingernails and random food caught in his hair. But even on the rare occasions he isn't a walking Pigpen, he still seems to enjoy the ritual. Bath...

Consuming apples and fish during pregnancy keeps allergies, asthma at bay in children

According to a recent article in the Washington Post, women who consumed apples and fish while pregnant had children less likely to get asthma or ezcema, a skin condition produced by allergies. My husband and I were both particularly interested...

Eczema sucks

My four year old has suffered from eczema for quite some time. What's Eczema? In a nutshell, its an irritation of the skin. In Archer's case, it itches and she ends up scratching it so much that it bleeds. It's pretty friggin horrible. We've dealt...

Preventing asthma in at-risk children

If asthma runs in your family, you hope that it will somehow avoid your child. Efforts to prevent the disease by altering risk factors are not promising, however. In an article in the current issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, a...

The beginning of allergies?

I've mentioned before that Nolan has always had sensitive skin. He had a doozy of a case of baby acne. (I thought: please, Universe, I am OK with baby acne but please do not give him the painful purple cystic acne I had in high school. Please) Then...

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