Archive for the ‘Allergies’ Category

Eczema Awareness Month 2023

October is Eczema Awareness Month! Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It’s characterized by red, itchy, and inflamed skin patches that can be both physically and emotionally distressing. While eczema is common, it can be a source of frustration and discomfort for those who […]

Latex Allergy Awareness Week October 1-7

October 1-7 is Latex Allergy Awareness Week aiming to raise understanding about the condition. It  can cause a range of allergic reactions in individuals exposed to latex-containing products. Latex Allergy can be a serious and potentially life-threatening concern occuring when the immune system mistakenly identifies latex proteins as harmful invaders, leading to an immune response. […]

National Penicillin Allergy Day

September 28 is the date Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928. Significantly it was designated National Penicilin Allergy Day to celebrate raising awareness and focusing on the importance of knowing a patient’s true allergy history while offering care and resources. Unverified penicillin allergy is being increasingly recognized as a public health concern 1, and studies […]

World Atopic Eczema Day 2023

The Atopic Eczema Community joins together on September 14, 2023 to raise awareness. Atopic eczema is one of the most prevalent skin diseases in the world. World Atopic Eczema Day was launched in 2018 to raise awareness about the disease globally and across Europe through an initiative coordinated by the European Federation of Allergy and […]

Manage Celiac Disease Symptoms By Incorporating Gluten-free Diet

With a strong commitment to a gluten-free diet, education, and support, individuals with celiac disease can lead healthy, symptom-free lives. Let’s explore what celiac disease is, the importance of a gluten-free diet, and practical tips for managing this condition effectively. Celiac disease is a an immune-mediated digestive condition. Individuals with Celiac disease experience an immune […]

Navigating Back To School With Allergies

As the new school year draws closer, it’s a time of excitement and anticipation for many students. Being moms and caring for our own families has given us a deeper understanding of how to care for you and your family. We understand your concerns returning to school with allergies. Whether they’re triggered by pollen, dust, […]

Beware of Insect Sting Allergy

🚫 Beware of Insect Sting Allergies! 🚫 Hey friends! With summer in full swing, let’s talk about something essential—Insect Sting Allergy! For some of us, those buzzing bees and pesky wasps might be more than just annoying—they can pose a serious health risk. If you or someone you know has ever experienced a severe reaction […]

Tips to Help Avoid Dust Mite Allergens

Unfortunately triggers for indoor allergies lurk throughout most homes. One of the most common indoor allergens are dust mites. These are microscopic bugs that feed off of shed human skin cells. Here are tips to help avoid dust mite allergens: ✔️ Cover your mattress and pillows with a dust mite encasement ✔️ Wash your bedding […]

FAQ About Penicillin Allergy

1.      What are the signs and symptoms of penicillin allergy?   People who are allergic may have any of the following symptoms within an hour of taking the drug:   Hives (red welts) Swelling, commonly of the lips, eyes, tongue, hands, or feet. Shortness of breath or wheezing In severe reactions, fainting can occur 2.      […]

6 Tips for Managing Food Allergies in Schools during the Covid-19 pandemic

It is back to school time! I know we are all wondering what this new school year will bring in terms of schooling and managing food allergies during the Covid-19 pandemic. There is always a flurry of things that we need to do to keep our children safe, for those who have children with food […]