Keep Colors, Fight Allergies

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We know with as most conditions, the better our overall health and well being, the better able we are to fight allergies. This isn’t a cure all to completely eliminate allergies, but out body can fight allergies (especially environmental and seasonal) when it is in its best possible form. One way to do with this is by eating a good, varied diet of fruits and vegetables, and a good mix of bright colors ensures this. Continue reading…

Talk it Out

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Food allergies and skin allergies, environmental allergies and pollen allergies, they are ally confusing. They have erratic symptoms, mysterious culprits, you just never know what is around the corner, I’ve said that a million times. Symptoms seem to disappear, then reoccur; you try one thing, it works one day, the next it doesn’t. You think your doctor knows everything, often times, he doesn’t. So how do you know what to do? How do you know what treatment to follow, what precautions to take and what preventative measures to take? I’ve found one of my best sources is other parents. Continue reading…

How Accessible are Epipens?

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I have often wondered what if someone has an anaphylactic allergic reaction and there is not an Epipen available. Perhaps it’s someone in a restaurant who ate something by accident and didn’t have their Epipen with her. Or maybe it happens in an elementary school to a child who has never had a reaction before but comes in contact with something new and goes into anaphylactic shock. Wouldn’t it be a good idea to have a few extra Epipens around? Continue reading…

Some Cost Cutting Tips

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It seems everywhere you look, prices are going up. We all know gas prices are super high right now, as well as groceries. I think everyone is looking for a way or two to cut costs wherever we can, and if you or someone in your family suffers from allergies, that is just another expenditure you are incurring. Here are some tips on some ways you may find plausible to help save a little here and there in the allergy category: Continue reading…

Allergies and Fatigue

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It’s the height of spring allergies. Everywhere I go, I hear people discussing allergies and their symptoms. It’s hitting adults, it’s hitting kids; I think allergies have even hit my dog. What I have realized this season is there are a lot of symptoms that we might get that aren’t the typical allergy symptoms of sneezing, itchy eyes or scratchy throat. The one that I think has got me the most is fatigue. Continue reading…

How to Handle the End of Year Functions at School

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As an involved parent and room mom, I have been working on organizing some of the many end of the year events at my children’s school. We have end of the year parties, a “book signing” party, teacher appreciation week and more. The thing is, many of these events are accompanied by food. And the food is usually contributed by parents, with and without allergy knowledge. Continue reading…

Summer Camp and Allergies

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Well, another school year is almost over. You wrote your letters, informed your teachers, supplied your allergy free treats and made it through. It’s almost summer, and well, time for summer camp. Here we go again, time to write the letters, inform the counselors, and supply those allergy free treats. And what about those going to overnight camp? There’s even more to think about! Continue reading…

There is a Bright Side

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With all the trouble today that we are finding with allergies, whether it is peanuts on a plane, perfume at work, or just plain too much pollen, we can’t forget to see the strides that are being made in regard to allergies. Every cloud has a silver lining, as they say, and I think the allergy cloud definitely shines sometimes. Continue reading…

Living with Allergies

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Today was the end of year party for my daughters’ swim team. There were awards, trophies, games, and the always there – cake. It reminded me of four years ago when my daughter was first diagnosed with her nut allergy. It was right at the end of the school year when she was diagnosed and the end of the year swim party was probably her first encounter with cake since that. Continue reading…

The Allergy Wizard

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I’m always on the lookout for ways to help kids understand about their allergies. It’s one thing to explain their condition to them, but empowering them and making them comfortable with it is another story. Sometimes, we as parents, need a little help in this. Sure, our doctors can talk to them and tell them how to be safe, but that’s not always the best route, either. There are a few good books out there and some good websites; here is a website that I just came across that is fun, interactive and kid friendly. Continue reading…

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