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If you're the first in your family to develop allergies, yet you grow out of it or something, is it still possible for your baby to get allergies?

Could epigenetic changes in parents predispose children to allergies? Recent studies suggest it’s possible. Suggest not prove. Best studied example is for increased risk of asthma in children and grandchildren of smokers, especially mothers and grandmothers who smoked when pregnant. 1,360 more words


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disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor (surprise!), and this blog is for our journey ONLY… everything stated is an OPINION.


As Charlie’s Mother, it is my job to protect my son. 62 more words


Atopic dermatitis phenotype with early onset and high serum IL-13 is linked to the new development of bronchial hyperresponsiveness in school children

Sylvia Okoma, Mercer University College of Pharmacy

According to the World Allergy Organization, the term “allergic march” or “atopic march” describes the natural history of atopic manifestations characterized by a sequence of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibody responses that produce certain clinical symptoms that can appear  early in life, persist for years or decades and will cease spontaneously with time.  770 more words

Vitamin D for winter eczema – Try it

The Pediatric Insider

© 2016 Roy Benaroch, MD

Eczema is a chronic, itchy skin condition seen in about 1 in 3 children. The skin is dry and scaly, and often red and inflamed. 353 more words

Medical Problems

1 Year of Topical Steroid Withdrawal

It’s so crazy. Happy Anniversary to me!

Well, I know what you’re thinking… why on earth would you want to celebrate a year of struggle? 372 more words


Efficacy and safety of dupilumab in adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis inadequately controlled by topical treatments: a randomised, placebo-controlled, dose-ranging phase 2b trial


Data from early-stage studies suggested that interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-13 are requisite drivers of atopic dermatitis, evidenced by marked improvement after treatment with dupilumab, a fully-human monoclonal antibody that blocks both pathways. 372 more words

Randomised Controlled Trial

11.5 months TSW (Topical Steroid Withdrawal)

I’m tired. I’m exhausted from all this. But, that’s life. This condition doesn’t give you a vacation. And it’s hard to explain that to people. It’s so slow to heal, slow like the line you wait in at the DMV to get your name changed. 429 more words

Topical Steroid Withdrawal