January Means Time to Think About Next Year

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It’s January which means cold weather, maybe some snow, hot chocolate and believe it or not, school and camp registration. There’s a lot to think about when you are a parent signing your child up for something, even more when your child has allergies. I know a woman whose deciding factor on where to send her child was that another student had the same food allergies. Do I agree with that, not so much, but there are some factors to take into consideration for camps and schools: Continue reading…

My Christmas Wish List

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Of course, there are those tangible things I want for Christmas, and the things like no more hunger or abuse in the world, and health and healing for all my friends and loved ones that I really want, but I’ve got a few more on my wish list, too: Continue reading…

Allergy Diagnosis And Medication

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The other day was my younger daughter’s birthday and as mom’s came to get their daughters, I of course, chatted with each one. A the party was later in the evening, the little girls were tired, but one of them especially looked it. When her mom came to get her, she said her daughter is always tired so she took her to the doctor and guess what the diagnosis was – allergies. Continue reading…

Allergy Meds – Do You Really Need Them?

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I was laughing today with some friends when one of the ladies was telling us how she just had to buy Claritin for her dog. Her dog suffers from allergies. Then, of course, the conversation shifted to human allergies, as they’re hitting pretty hard right now between the ragweed and the mold. So by all means, treat your allergies! Take the allergy medicine if you need it, and take it the right way – for some that means on a daily basis. Continue reading…

Allergy Taunting

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As I wrote last week, the new school year has begun. Along with tears over new routines and exhaustion, the excitement over new friends and teachers, the homework, the school supplies, we have the allergy factor to contend with.

I did the necessary things for my daughter (even got a little from her teacher for sending in the allergy safe treats so promptly – and who still doesn’t love a little teacher praise?).  So she is taken care of, I’ll say my prayers and be off on another school year. She has one other student in her class with an allergy – a shellfish allergy. I know his mom and she is pretty laid back about it. She says it’s an easy one to stay away from, they take the necessary precautions, he’s aware of it, and she sends his emergency medication to school. Continue reading…

Packing for a Vacation with Allergies

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So I think we have our family allergies under control. That is until I start to pack for a vacation. This one isn’t even a long one; it’s not far, considering we just went out of the country. But the allergy gear we need to take…

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Is Everyone Allergic to Something?

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The other day at swim team practice, the other moms and myself were talking about the end of school. One mom was trying to remind herself to go by the school to pick up her Epipen, she hadn’t done it yet. It was for her son who is allergic to peanuts. The other mom said she did pick hers up during the last week and she mentioned how the school nurse kept asking are you sure you want it now. She wasn’t worried as it’s a shrimp allergy that her son has. Continue reading…

An Alternative Allergy Treatment

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Some alternative practitioners like chiropractors are using a new machine called the BAX -3000 to treat allergies. “The BAX-3000 uses a laser to stimulate a patient’s nervous system,” says Dr. micah T. Richeson at Cypress Creek Chiropractic in Wesley Chapel, “and that gives the body energy to change its response to an allergy.” Continue reading…

Allergies and School

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I find it interesting that in my daughter’s teacher’s blog this week she mentioned allergies, something to the tune of “I hope this week finds you handling your allergies.” I’m not sure if that is due to her own seasonal suffering or to what she has seen in the class with the kids and allergies. Either way, it’s enough to mention. Continue reading…

Anything Goes for Allergies

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It’s always interesting to come upon one of those odd things that people are allergic to, and apparently you can be allergic to anything from avocados to furniture polish to sunscreen to the sun. You can be born with these allergies or develop them alter, but anytime you have a new reaction, be careful and take care of it. Allergies can go away or get worse over time, you just never know. Continue reading…

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