The 3 A’s of Eczema & Allergy Parenting

Acceptance
Realise this is Eczema and not just a patch (or many) of dry, flaky skin
and/or these Allergies will change your life

Awareness
Build your knowledge on what it is and what you can do about it

Action
With the right attitude and tools, you can gain control of these conditions

I’ve been there and done it. You can too.

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Please note: The information on this website is for educational purposes only, although every effort is made to provide accurate and up-to-date information. Remember, there is no substitute for a full in-person evaluation by a registered health-care provider and your doctor should always be your first stop. I am not a doctor and I don’t claim to be one. I work in conjunction with your doctor, not in place of her. As with anything relating to your child’s health, at the first sign of anything serious, go see your doctor – you are your child’s advocate.

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Skip the Dairy: Milk Alternatives

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More and more people are choosing to give up cow’s milk in favour of plant-based alternatives.

If you really think about it, drinking milk is a bit weird. We are the only mammals that drink the milk of another animal and choosing cows as our main source is somewhat arbitrary.

I’m not alone in thinking this – I heard the same argument presented by a leading paediatric gastroenterologist at this year’s Allergy Study Day at the Royal Society of Medicine in London.

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Review: The Complete Kid’s Allergy and Asthma Guide

TCKAAGThis is a fantastic book written by paediatric allergy specialists at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children (also known as Sick Kids). I start by saying that in case, like me, you don’t realise how good this book is when you first pick it up, or in case you don’t have the time to read this review till the end – I get it, I have a toddler.

I have to say, the first time I read The Complete Kid’s Allergy and Asthma Guide, I wasn’t enamoured by it but by the second time around, I had read several other books on allergies, asthma and eczema, and realised how much this one stands out from the rest.

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Lessons in Life and Eczema

The last few years of parenting a child with chronic, often severe, eczema has taught me a great deal about life and disease. But one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned overlaps both topics, and is about trust.

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Summer of Family Love (and the Return of MY Eczema)

After a particularly busy Spring followed by a hectic working holiday back to London where I attended an allergy course at the Royal Society of Medicine, I decided to take the summer off to focus on my family and just breathe.

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