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19 October 2009

October is National Eczema Awareness Month

Like so many allergic kids these days, my son has that popular threesome: asthma, eczema and food allergy. He is allergic to peanuts, has mild eczema, and mild to moderate asthma. Over at www.bestallergysites.com, I read about a lecture on the subject of food allergies and atopic dermatitis (eczema) at Children's Hospital Boston which was sponsored by the National Eczema Association. The lecture took place on Saturday, October 17, and the speaker was Lynda Schneider, MD, the Director of the Allergy Center at Children’s Hospital Boston. It was an informative lecture, in not-too-scientific terms, and the audience asked many good, probing questions.

I was able to pick up some interesting literature made available by the NEA, children's books about eczema, some samples of moisturizers with which I am unfamiliar, as well as a sample of a non-alcohol anti-bacterial wipe made by CleanWell.

If you or your child is suffering from eczema, you may find a visit to http://www.nationaleczema.org/ beneficial. Take a look! There may even be a support group near you.

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