Category: asthma

Those Mystery Bumps

Isaiah gets mystery bumps.  Isaiah is allergic to peanuts, all tree nuts, shellfish, fish, eggs and sesame.  He’s anaphylactic to almost all of those.  He is also allergic to every environmental allergen they can test you for.  All pollens, tree, grass, flower. All the various dust and mold components, cats, dogs, you name it.  He’ll

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Would you know a serious allergic reaction or anaphylactic shock if you saw it?

Yesterday I would have said yes, unequivocally.  My son has been anaphylactic (meaning life threatening reaction) to so many foods since he was 9 months old, that I made it my business to be on top of it.  We never go anywhere without Benadryl and epi-pens, however up until this time we’ve never had to

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So You Want Your Kids to Smell Purty part 1

As I sit here researching my next post on kids and chemical exposure I just can’t help but feel a little overwhelmed.  The shear wealth of information out there on the damage so many chemicals do to us, and our children is mind-boggling.  But what’s even worse is the extent to which we, as Americans,

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Did Plastic give your kid ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Allergies, etc?

Everyone wants to know why.  Why was my kid born with sensory stuff.  Why is my kid allergic to every food on the planet. Why does my kid have ADD, horrible eczema, hyperactivity?  Why, why, why?  I’m not a doctor, and I’m only a research scientist in my own mind.  But I’ve got a hypothesis

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Helping your child with special needs feel safe

Look folks, having a child, and especially a child with any special need, is going to be the most challenging thing you will ever do.  Hopefully it will also be the most rewarding.  The thing is, part of that challenge is constantly being your child’s advocate.  If you don’t advocate for your child, who will? 

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Making the tough decisions

Isaiah with his best kitty Cisco, before we found out he was allergic to cats and had to find new homes for all 4 of our cats. So the thing about allergies, both food and environmental, and asthma, is in order to help your child get through them it most likely means making a lot

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