Episode 48: Eczema 101 with Andra McHugh

On this episode, I talk to Andra McHugh about eczema, what causes it, and some natural remedies that worked for her children.

Eczema is an autoimmune condition that causes a lot of pain and discomfort for those affected by it. In this episode, Andra McHugh joins me to talk all about eczema in kids. Andra is the host of the Eczema Kids podcast and does coaching surrounding the pervasive issue of eczema. She is a mom to four kids, two of which have eczema. Her third daughter was born with eczema and was left with very few answers to help in the treatment and help her daughter feel better. As she sought out her own answers, she wants to help others find hope in knowing there are alternative options out there. 

 

Listener Disclaimer: The information in this episode is from Andra’s experience, not medical advice. You should always consult your doctor regarding your health concerns.

What we talk about with Andra:

  • The connection between allergies of all kinds and eczema.
  • How gut flora can trigger eczema in individuals. 
  • Changing nutrition options for more digestible and seasonal foods.
  • Methods of treating the skin in a holistic way to provide relief.
  • Identifying what triggers eczema flare ups within your environment and how to make changes.
  • Practicing moderation to keep eczema flare ups to a minimum.
  • Things to avoid and stop using in your home to help prevent eczema flare ups.
  • Inflammatory responses to foods and drinks.
  • Advice about parenting picky eaters when it comes to nutritious foods.

Resources: 

You can find Andra on her website https://eczemakids.com/

 

You can also check out her podcast, Eczema Kids: https://eczemakids.com/podcast

 

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