When I put together the pieces of how I helped Corey heal from eczema and learnt to manage his allergies, 2 broad spectrums of things come to mind on a daily basis. Namely, healing from within and healing from without. So I have come up with the following 2 little helpers who will make appearances in my web posts. Pin it or save it, share it with those struggling with allergies to remind them that essentially, how to heal allergies requires these 2 strategies.
How to heal from allergies: Healing from Within
This red heart icon means that post is focused on healing allergies from within.
As Hippocrates, the father of medicine, aptly said “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. It was nourishing bone broth that kicked started Corey’s road to healing and gave me the confidence to continue building a collection of yummy and nutritious recipes for him. This coupled with a balanced immunity boosting diet of fruits and vegetables has helped him grow stronger day by day.
At the same time, avoiding ingesting any known food allergens is equally important to ensure a child’s immature immune system does not go into overdrive.
An important part of the healing process for allergic babies is to have as many normal childhood activities as possible. It makes them feel inclusive and secure. They should not be treated differently (or at least during play and learning times).
How to heal from allergies: Healing from Without
This pink heart means that post is focused on healing from without. Healing from without (outside in) focuses on how to build a protective layer of healthy skin so that allergens cannot penetrate easily.
Healing from without means keeping the skin as comfortable as possible. There will be various skin care strategies and tips. What works for one baby may not work for another, so at times I will also discuss about my struggles with trial and error.
Corey’s allergist used to say it’s like putting on armour (moisturiser). Till this day, I always envision my little man wearing a tiny baby armour before we leave the house. If his armour is weak (forgot moisturiser), then back we go to lathering up on creams.
Look out for these little fellows in my posts 🙂