#Food, #Allergies, and #Eczema at #DadChat with Mei

Category: #DadChat

Living with Eczema by @MarcieMom

Do your kids suffer from itching? Lack of sleep? We all know how much food can affect our well-being. Many of us suffer from allergies that are food-related or from other sources. These chronic problems are especially difficult for our children who often are too young to understand the pain and discomforts they feel. For parents, NOTHING is worse than seeing your child in pain (or discomfort). Thursday September 18 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET we will discuss this issue with co-host Marcie Mom aka Mei, our favorite #DadChat regular, from Singapore.

Marcie-Mom-and-Marcie-at-libraryMarcieMom, also known as Mei, started blogging about eczema and helping eczema families in her unique way since 2011, a year after her daughter Marcie was diagnosed with eczema.  She co-authored Living with Eczema: Mom Asks, Doc Answers and illustrated the book cover and another children book A to Z Animals are not Scratching!. Mei chairs a national eczema support group in Singapore and donated to set up a fund for eczema patients requiring financial assistance. She has helped many parents through her blog EczemaBlues.

Mei has generously arranged for 2 sets of book prizes for this week’s #DadChat! Each set includes her new book, Living with Eczema: Mom Asks, Doc Answers and “Allergic Diseases In Children: The Science, The Superstition and the Stories,” by Professor Hugo van Bever. As usual at #DadChat, YOU will have to earn the prize/giveaways!

Some sample tweets to help bring out your friends and others to #DadChat this week:

~~ Does your child suffer from allergies or another chronic illness? Let’s help each other at #DadChat Thursday

~~ Allergies, Food, Chronic Illness plague us all. But for our kids, it’s especially hard – #DadChat tomorrow. 

~~ Let’s discuss and support each other in dealing with our kids and allergies and chronic conditions like Eczema TONIGHT at #DadChat

This week’s #DadChat transcript and stats

  • jack43

    Our third granddaughter is our first experience with food allergies. Her father (our son in law) suffers a little eczema from food allergies and she inherited it, big time. Her peanut allergy is the most bothersome. I love peanut butter. Always have. Now I can’t even keep it at home let alone eat it. Never know when we might get a call to babysit and my wife is afraid that even brushing my teeth with lye won’t be sufficient.

    Sadly, most people who don’t have any experience with severe food allergies are very dismissive of it. During soccer camp, one of the boys ate a peanut butter sandwich for lunch. His mother was upset with our daughter when she asked her to have her son wash his hands. “What difference does it make?” she responded indignantly. “Other children had peanut butter for lunch.”

    The problem, my daughter explained, is that her son was the only one who was pushing and shoving her daughter and putting his hands in her face. The mother took her child and left.

    Well, these days we have to keep an Epi-Pen handy and learn to keep an eye out for other parents and children like that one. Peanut allergies can be deadly.

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      @jack43:disqus – what you wrote is EXACTLY why we’re taking on this topic at #DadChat this week! Thanks for sharing, Jack!