Gold Allergy?

By Heather Legg | 14 Comments »

I’m always finding new and weird allergies that someone has, whether it’s someone in my family, my friends, or myself. Me – I don’t just have the normal allergies like ragweed or pollen, I have things like wine and scallop combination reactions or an allergy to gold. Continue reading…

Eczema Around The Eyes

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Just when I think I have it all under control, something throws a bump in the road at me. Isn’t that a metaphor of life, though, and we just figure it out and go over it – hoping the road stays smooth for at least a little while?

Well, in this allergy/skin case, it’s eczema. Every winter we struggle with it and I was so proud we’ve seem to have it together this year. I’ve been lotioning my girls, the humidifiers are up and running, no one’s complaining of itchy skin or waking up in the night scratching. Continue reading…

Cold Weather = Skin Damage

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We tend to think of summer time being the one that reeks havoc on our skin. Well, not that it doesn’t, but we can’t forget the trials that the dry, cold air puts on our skin. It’s hard to forget with the dry, itchy, irritated skin a lot of get. So what to do? Continue reading…

Relief Tips for Mosquito Bite Allergies

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The question is, why do some people swell, itch, turn red at every mosquito bite and some have no reaction at all? Another one is why do some people seem to get all the bites and others are completely left alone.

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To Bathe or not to Bathe

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I know it’s not a very 21st century question, but with the dry winter air and the heat on in the house, skin can get really dry. Hot baths sure feel good, but what do they do for your skin? They dry it out, which can lead to irritating eczema, which can even lead to other skin conditions, like molluscum. Continue reading…

The Return of Eczema

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The weather is beautiful out. The humidity is down and the first cold mornings have arrived. And so has the eczema. We’ve already seen itchy legs with my younger daughter, and our friend’s son has a pretty flare of eczema. It’s covering most of his body, even his face. So what can you do when turning on the heat takes so much of the humidity out of our homes? Yes, dry makes our hair look better, but it can take a toll on our skin. Those of us susceptible to eczema and dry skin need to be ready to fight the battle. Continue reading…

Tips for Clearing Up Eczema

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Well, I am still looking for answers for clearing up my children’s eczema, because though my older daughter’s eczema is gone (and so is the discomfort and itchiness), my little one now has the exact same thing. Same spot, the inner thighs, and same trouble with the itching becoming worse at night. Continue reading…

Contact Dermatitis

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I know I keep going back to skin allergies, but it seems to be affecting a lot of us right now. I think the heat has a lot to do with it, but whatever the reason, it’s important to keep your skin healthy year round. Continue reading…

Swimmer’s Rash

By Heather Legg | 5 Comments »

Swim team has begun and the kids are in the pool a lot. The other night, my daughter said her legs were itching and it brought back memories of last year and itchy thighs. We tried to remember which daughter it was last year who suffered from itchy thighs, and finally remembered it was our other one. So this year it’s a different child, same ailment. My husband, who seems better at connecting the allergy causes than I am, said, “They’re back in the pool.” Continue reading…

Spider Bites

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I’ve noticed a few blogs and articles lately on insect bites and stings, as the onset of summer brings the onset of bugs, time outdoors and insects. So lo and behold, my daughter’s best friend just got a nasty spider bite. There is no real danger for her, just a welt on her leg that has lasted for over a week. Her mom is taking good care of it with Benadryl and Cortisone cream and it’s getting better. Continue reading…

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