Allergies

Understanding Reactions to Skincare Products

Let’s begin with a misconception: “A genuine skincare product will never cause a reaction”. That is simply and completely false. There are many factors that can contribute to skin reactions and sensitivities. These may be present in genuine products, natural skincare products, or even products “certified” to be gentle on the skin. MerryDerma always recommends …

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Spring Allergies and Eczema

For some people spring season is all about blossom, buds, green grass, flowers and their splendor. But for many others it’s about coughing, sneezing, having watery eyes, skin rashes and breathing issues. My family comes in the latter category. My husband and I just have the standard symptoms and we associate spring with sniffling mostly; …

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Dust Mites Allergy – Common Yet Ignored

Our son’s dermatitis always made us extra cautious, especially when it came to spotting the allergens in the environment. But to our folly, we ignored one extremely common allergen – the dust mites. One day I casually glanced at my bedroom side table and noticed minute white specs all over the table. At first I …

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Perfumes – Pleasant to Some, Nuisance to Others

According to a famous saying “You’re never fully dressed without a perfume”. And ,I for one, took this quote very seriously, as there was hardly a time where I left my house without wearing a perfume. This interest was instilled in me because of my father; he was a perfume collector and still is, having …

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Epinephrine Autoinjector – A Must Have!

Never knew what an epinephrine autoinjector was until I bought one for my son. His doctor recommended that it’s crucial to have it for self-injecting purposes for a person with severe allergic reactions. The autoinjector contains epinephrine, a chemical that narrows blood vessels and opens airways in the lungs. These effects can reverse severe low …

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Is Your Eczema Accompanied With Food Allergies?

Eczema is a tricky condition. If you can identify your triggers then you’re amongst the lucky ones. There could be various triggers – external or internal and of course it varies from person to person. My eczema prone son has multiple triggers. It would take an ample amount of time if I had to list …

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A Bad Night Without Antihistamines

You know those days where your child is nigh inconsolable due to a bad attack of eczema? We had one like that last night. For hours, our son was in agony and apparent pain, while there was nothing we could do to help. Full body itching, scratching himself all over his body, and we could …

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