Welcome to Episode 8! This week it’s all about eczema. We dive into our journey through it, what forms it can take, and some of our tips and tactics for dealing with it. As always, we’re not doctors or trained medical professionals. All of the tools and things we used/still used were provided by our doctors and medical care team, We ALWAYS recommend that you consult your doctors and care team before doing anything.

 

Main Topic(s)

October is National Eczema Awareness Month

  • The primary goal is to raise awareness
  • Eczema is part of the Atopic triad
  • What is eczema?
    • American Academy of Dermatology has some great resources

 

Eczema is part of Shaun’s Story

  • Our first and earliest indication that Shaun might have food allergies
  • We went to a dermatologist before we ever saw an allergist
  • An infant with eczema + winter (and no G.I. symptoms) was presumed to just be eczema

 

Care Plans (of which there are MANY)

  • Over the counter
  • Breast Milk
  • Natural Options
    • Oatmeal
    • Coconut Oil
    • Lavender
    • Sea Salt Baths
  • Prescription Topicals (Creams/Ointments/Oils)
  • Wet Wraps (also sometimes referred to as “Soak & Seal”)
  • Oral Medications
    • Antibiotic
    • Steroid
    • Antihistamine
  • Formula (Prescription & refined)

 

What we do now (maintenance)

 

Shaun’s Facts

 

Community Connection

Linda’s Sen. Blumenthal & Sen. Lesser Roundtable about drug pricing and legislation.

 

 

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John is one half of the team here at The Art of Allergies. Your typical mild-mannered IT Manager, and Full-Time Allergy Dad. He also loves all things technology. Together with Linda, John enjoys helping new and first-time allergy parents navigate through it all.

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