MK mum shares her experiences of living with allergies, eczema and urticaria – and how she got her skin back in good condition.
A Milton Keynes mum has launched a helpful blog to share her experiences of living with allergies, eczema and urticaria for more than 30 years.
Mum-of-three Jemma has managed to get her skin back in good condition with the help of a dairy-free diet but every day is a battle as her trio of young sons also suffer from various allergies.
So she launched the blog ‘Nonscents at No. 10’ to pass on her knowledge to people in a similar position as the number of allergy sufferers in the UK continues to grow.
Jemma said: “I started the blog late last year with one aim, simply to share my experiences over the past three decades of living with and managing my allergies, eczema and urticaria. I wanted to share how I got my skin back to being ‘good skin’.
“If you are currently suffering with eczema, urticaria or allergies and feel you have tried everything, reading my blog may give you food for thought and give you your ‘lightbulb’ moment which could change your life!
“I share allergy advice from genuine product reviews to dairy-free recipes, allergenfree must-haves to advice bringing up kids with allergies, plus lots more!”
Jemma explained how her own ‘lightbulb’ moment came about. “When I first became a mum, things were especially difficult,” she explained.
“My eczema had returned with a vengeance and our firstborn had an undiagnosed Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA), which affects about 1 child in 50 aged under one. It also affected my two subsequent children.
“Not only did he have severe tummy issues which landed him in A&E, but he also had aggressive eczema.
“We got a diagnosis at 6 months and switched to a dairy-free baby formula and overnight he was a different child. Not only did his digestive issues subside, his eczema cleared up too. This was when I decided to give dairy the boot in the hope it would have a similar effect on my skin, which it did!”
Visit Jemma’s blog at http://www.nonscentsatno10.co.uk and follow her on Instagram @nonscentsatno10