Natural Remedies for Childhood Ailments

When you realise just how toxic some prescribed and over-the-counter medications can be, it is a good idea, if possible, to use natural products to achieve the same effect in the case of most minor childhood ailments. Many children’s medicines, unfortunately, contain artificial colorants, flavours and preservatives, which can certainly …

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Allergies to Bathing Products

A rising number of children suffer from allergies and some of the key culprits include commonly used products, such as bubble bath, soaps or sun care lotions. Most of these types of allergies come in the form of skin reactions – rashes, eczema, spots, irritation or even blisters. They’re painful, …

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Nut Allergies in Children

If your child or a child in your care suffers from nut allergies, then you need to be fully aware of how it affects them and how to minimise the risk. Research suggests that up to a quarter of a million children in the UK, or about one in 50 …

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Coealic Disease and Avoiding Gluten

About one in 100 people in the UK have coeliac disease, this figure includes adults and children, and many more may be yet to be fully diagnosed. Although coeliac disease is often thought to be a form of food intolerance or allergy, this is not the case. In fact, coeliac …

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Dealing With Allergies to Medications

Medications are usually given to sick children to make them better, but if your child suffers from an allergy to certain medications, then the effect could be far from welcome. In the case of allergies to medications, you may need to take various precautions to ensure your child is kept …

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Anaphylaxis: What You Need to Know

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction which needs to be treated immediately. If your child, or a child in your care, is known to suffer from anaphylaxis, here’s a guideline to what you need to know and how you should react if it occurs. Some people who suffer from certain …

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Choosing an Egg-Free Diet

Whether it is because of food allergies or merely a preference to eat a vegan diet, many people choose a diet that is free of eggs and egg products. When it is for health reasons, such as an allergy to eggs, extreme caution must be taken to carefully read labels …

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