Synthetic Fabrics and Allergies

By A Reis | 1 Comment »

The type of textile fibres used in clothing can be a cause of allergic dermatitis. This is an inflammation of the skin, ranging from simple localised redness and itchiness to more serious skin lesions. Usually starts in the first years of life, with many babies experiencing sensitive skin. Here we review current knowledge about this allergy and provide suggestions for potential treatments. Continue reading…

Is It Skin Irritation or Allergy to Detergent and Laundry Soap?

By staff | 5 Comments »

Nowadays, people have become so wary of a skin irritation known as Allergic Contact Dermatitis (ACD). Clinically speaking, the Mayo Clinic defines contact dermatitis as a condition wherein there is skin inflammation which manifests as rashes. These rashes result when your skin comes in contact with substances that cause either skin irritation or allergic reaction. Continue reading…

Skin Care for Sensitive Skin

By Heather Legg | 2 Comments »

The average person uses about seven skin care products per day. That is a lot, and if you are the low side, think about the people that are bringing the numbers up to seven! I know I use a cleanser in the morning, a moisturizer, sunscreen and a different cleanser and moisturizer at night. That’s five and doesn’t count the actual make up I use or what I use if I am having problems with my skin. Continue reading…

Hives – Unknown Causes and Known Treatment

By Heather Legg | 3 Comments »

This weekend we were with some friends and one of them had a terrible outbreak of hives. The worst part – she had no idea why they were there. Of course, all of us were asking her about everything she had eaten and come in contact with, and nobody could figure out anything. Continue reading…

Latex Allergy and Its Relation to Oral Allergy Syndrome and Food Allergies

By Heather Legg | 1 Comment »

If you are getting ready to go in and have surgery, be ready for a barrage of questions from a slew of doctors, especially anesthesiologists. One thing they’re really looking for is any allergy to latex. The interesting thing is they won’t just ask about latex and band aids; they also want to know about any food allergies, especially bananas, avocados, kiwis and chestnuts. Continue reading…

Night Time Itchy Skin

By Heather Legg | 2 Comments »

We know winter is a bad time for those with dry, itchy skin and we try our best to combat it. My nine year old daughter wakes up almost every night with itchy flare ups, even though we slather her with lotion before she goes to bed and have cut her showers back to no more than every other night. So why does it flare up at night? She can go all day with barely an itch and then her eczema wakes her up at night. I recently have had three or four friends tell me the same thing, one is even going through it herself. Continue reading…

Pets Help Eczema

By Heather Legg | No Comments »

Eczema is a tough condition to deal with, and many times it is passed down from parents with allergies. In a recent study of 636 children at high risk of developing allergies because of family history, they were examined for 30 different characteristics that could potentially increase their allergy risk to try to figure out what factors may be the most predictive of developing eczema. Continue reading…

Allergic Reactions to Stings

By Heather Legg | No Comments »

Bees and wasps are really bad this time of year. In fact, a friend’s son and husband just had an encounter with a nest of angry bees. The boy was getting stung and his dad helped him, getting stung himself. The result was one for the boy and three for the dad. However, the dad was stung on the hand which proceeded to swell. Continue reading…

Probiotics and a Few More Tips for Eczema

By Heather Legg | No Comments »

One of our reader’s recently wrote in mentioning taking probiotics for treating eczema. Though I’ve known of the benefits of probiotics, especially when taking antibiotics, I did not know how beneficial they were for treating eczema. Thank you for this information! Continue reading…

Yellow Jackets

By Heather Legg | 1 Comment »

This weekend, I noticed a lot of yellow jackets around. It’s that time of the year, and here they are. For those with allergies to yellow jackets, it is a scary time. I remember way back when to when I was in elementary school. It was just this time of year and I was on the playground. Goldenrod was blooming, and I went to take a closer look and had my first bee sting. My mom was nervous as she is allergic to bees, but I was fine, just had to recover from the sting itself. A bee sting for someone with an allergy however, can be life threatening and cause a trip to the hospital. Continue reading…

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