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Children With Allergies Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Children With Allergies.

The Causes of Allergies

While scientists don’t completely understand why allergies develop, they do believe that a combination of things create the immune system confusion, from genetic predisposition to environmental factors. There are two main categories of ris...  Read more

The Truth about Hypoallergenic Dogs and Cats

You love animals—but whenever you go near them, your eyes water up, your throat itches, and your skin breaks out in hives. What a cruel, cruel joke for any dog or cat lover!  Even if you don't share your home with a pet, it can be diff...  Read more

Managing Food Allergies in Pets

Food allergies are a hot topic in both the human and pet realms. These days, we all seem to be all hypervigilant about what type of food we put in our bodies. Naturally, I see many pet owners who desire to use the same diligence when it comes to maki...  Read more

Allergy Tips for Every Season

Every season of the year brings new obstacles to allergy sufferers. Whether you suffer from seasonal allergies (such as sensitivity to pollen in the spring or mold in the fall), or allergies that are a nuisance in every season (like pet dander and du...  Read more

Dealing with Pet Allergies

Environmental allergies are one of the most common and frustrating issues I see pet owners dealing with today. Recent studies estimate that skin- or allergy-related issues account for up to 40 percent of all veterinary visits. Not only are allergies...  Read more

Around-the-world Journey With Small Children
Updated 4/7/2014 11:47:32 PM

I read about a San Diego family who set sail on an around-the-world journey with their 1-year-old and 3-year-old daughters. Family members found themselves stranded, fell ill with Salmonella, and had to be rescued 900 miles from shore. www.nbcsa...  Read more

Allergies!
Updated 4/2/2014 10:05:35 AM

I can barely step outside before the coughing and sneezing catches up to me. Just walking to some of my classes leave me out of breath. As happy as I am to greet the sunshine and spring time, what am I suppose to do about getting exercise in whe...  Read more

Help with protein ideas with new food allergies!
Updated 3/27/2014 11:13:35 PM

I finally went to the doctor for not losing weight and feeling sick and tired all the time. I was doing everything right. Eating right, trying to exercise even if I felt like crap (which was everyday), and tried to go to bed at the same time every ni...  Read more

Parents: do you let your children have sugar?
Updated 4/1/2014 12:16:11 PM

Parents: do you let your children have sugar (processed sugar, not sugar from natural sources like fruit and milk)? If so, do you limit the amount?...  Read more

Disturbed Adult Child affecting Me Adversely
Updated 4/17/2014 10:07:40 AM

I have made it thru this week without binge eating. We just got back Monday from Snowbirding in AZ. Our troubled 22-yr-old daughter was house-sitting and pet-sitting for us. While we were down there, she kept texting me 'I miss you mommy' and 'com...  Read more

Seasonal Allergies

If you have problems with spring allergies, take a shower before bed - that way you,re not sleeping with pollen all over your pillow....  Read more

Drink Apple Cider Vinegar for numerous health benefits

Add a Tbsp of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar to 2 cups of warm water in the morning. It helps to regulate your blood-sugar, decrease your appetite, and keep you regular. It's a good replacement for coffee as a diuretic....  Read more

You're Not The Only One Without Kids!

Welcome to our 'child free' SParkers who want a safe and honest place to discuss our choices for not having children (and all things that come from that)...  Read more

In the News: Childhood Food Allergies On the Rise

New statistics released this week from the CDC show an 18% increase in the number of children with food allergies over the past 10 years. In 1997, 1 in 30 kids had food allergies, and now that number is closer to 1 in 26 (about 3 million kids). Pea...  Read more

New Food Allergy Guidelines Released

In some individuals, foods, medications, latex or insect stings cause an immune response. More than 170 food or food additives have been found to cause allergic reactions. However, over ninety percent of those responses come from eight common food ty...  Read more