Sunday, April 11, 2010

Kids and Allergies

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I don't know about you but we are experiencing horrible seasonal allergies in our house. In fact, experts are saying this is the worst allergy season in 27 years! Brianna has been suffering for awhile now, and I finally got her on some Claritin to help treat the itchy/watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, etc. I'm going to do a through cleaning of her room this week, dusting, vaccuming, washing comforters and curtains, etc. Hopefully these things can help give her some relief!

Did you know that kids with eczema are more prone to allergies than kids who don't have the annoying skin disease? Brianna and Jonah both suffer from eczema and so it really isn't surprising to me that they both have rough springs and falls. We have found that Eucerine Calming Cream is one of the best ways to soothe their eczema flair ups, but everyone responds differently, so if your child is suffering from eczema make sure you talk to your pediatrician about the best course of treatment for them!

I found this great article at Safe Home Happy Mom about kids and allergies. If you're experiencing this at your house stop by and read this article. You can find it here.  I found this site on the Ultimate Blog Party sponsored by 5 Minutes for Mom and it is a wealth of great information, so make sure you check it out!

I haven't posted much this weekend because I've been having so much fun with the party! And now, thanks to the party I have 14 followers as of this post! Thank you guys so much for signing up to follow me! I'm very excited to get to know you guys better! If you've been reading for a while now sign up to follow me on Google Friend connect on my sidebar! I'll be sharing with you some of the awesome blogs that I have found once the party wraps up on Friday the 16th. And I'll post before that about something else...I just don't know what that will be yet! Have a blessed week!

4 comments:

Waterdreamer said...

I found you on UBP! I'm starting to homeschool my son this May. I'm so excited to get started on my journey and I love to read homeschool blogs. I'm now following you :)
Oh I feel for you guys. Hayfever hasn't started in my area yet, but I know soon enough were going to get it.
I believe the connection between eczema and allergies. Theres also a connection between asthma and eczema.

Diana said...

Logan get's allergies too, I have found the best thing that work for us is start him on Claritin before it gets him sick. If he is already suffering I use benedryl.
Good luck!

camilynn said...

Hi,

You have a nice blog. I just thought of mentioning about this website www.dustmitesallergies.org. They seem to offer specialized advice of dust mites allergies.

In Light of the Truth... said...

Oh man oh man is my eczema AWFUL these days!! I get it on my fingers real bad so it affects almost everything I do. I'll have to try the Eucerin calming cream cuz even Eli's eczema medicine hasn't been cutting it for me lately!