Latest Eczema Articles

Infected Eczema: What Doctors and You Can Do

Eczema can be worsened by staph infection. Learn about treatments for staphylococcus infected eczema. Find an eczema treatment that works for you.

Hadar Lev-Tov, MD, MASAugust 16th 2018
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Can Breast Milk Prevent Baby Eczema?

Breast milk is full of nutrients that may help prevent eczema. Learn whether breast milk can help improve baby eczema naturally.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDAugust 8th 2018
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Soaping Less and Moisturizing More Even Helps...

Bath soaps are great ways to make sure your baby is clean and healthy. But how much soap is too much? Learn how too much soap can be bad for a baby.

Pearl DoanJuly 3rd 2018
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Six Safe Tips from a Dermatologist to Use Top...

Six safe tips on how to use topical steroids correctly. Learn the best tips to help you use steroids safely and effectively for eczema.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APJuly 1st 2018
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Most Common Causes of Eyelid Eczema

Eyelid eczema is especially itchy and uncomfortable. Understand the causes and find a treatment for eyelid eczema. Read to eliminate eczema triggers. 

Alexa HerzigApril 12th 2018
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Top 5 Eczema Food Triggers

Various foods allergies are known to worsen eczema. Here are 5 common foods that can trigger eczema.

Ariel MaroonApril 8th 2018
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Eczema: 5 Habits that Might Affect Your Child

Baby eczema can be affected byparental habits, such as smoking and drinking. Learn what habits may contribute to eczema in children.

Andrea LeungMarch 8th 2018
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Treating Eczema with Synbiotics

Synbiotics are a combination of probiotics and prebiotics in the form of nutritional supplements. Learn about the benefits of synbiotics in treating eczema.

Hannah YanFebruary 21st 2018
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Genetics vs Environment in Eczema

Learn about the genetic and environmental causes for eczema. How to pets, diet, and what you eat during pregnancy affect the risk of developing eczema?

Alexandra Vaughn, MDJanuary 26th 2018
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9 Important Nail Symptoms You Need to Know

Nail problems are common. Learn about which nails symptoms should make you worry and what they could mean.

Megan O'ConnorJanuary 22nd 2018
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Bathing Tips and Eczema

Bathing can be difficult for those with Eczema. Understand how to prevent eczema flare-ups with these tips. Learn what ingredients you need to avoid with eczema. 

Jason Derico, NDJanuary 11th 2018
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Ceramides: The Skin's Natural Barrier Protect...

Ceramides are important for a healthy skin barrier. Learn about ceramide skin care products and how ceramides help your skin.

Hannah YanJanuary 9th 2018
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What Are the Best Stress Reducing Practices f...

Stress may trigger eczema. Learn about how the connection between eczema and how stress can be managed through natural remedies and other treatments. Manage stress to help treat eczema.

Jason Derico, NDDecember 7th 2017
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Witch Hazel: Uses in Eczema

Witch hazel can be used as an astringent to help treat eczema. Learn how natural herb witch hazel can be used for itchy skin, eczema treatment, and eczema relief.

Jason Derico, NDDecember 7th 2017
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Hydrotherapy: Wet Sheet Wraps

Hydrotherapy, a traditional naturopathic treatment, may aid in skin conditions. Wet sheet wraps can be used to help treat eczema. Learn more about hydrotherapy and how it works

Anna PleetDecember 6th 2017
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Is Hydrotherapy The Future For Treating Eczem...

Recent research has shown that hydrotherapy may help in maintaining skin integrity and skin hydration while reducing skin water loss. Hydrotherapy could be a potential eczema treatment. 

Ramses DelgadilloDecember 6th 2017
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Scalp Scaling: Dandruff vs Psoriasis vs Eczem...

An itchy, dry, flaking scalp can be caused by one or more skin conditions. Learn the difference and what treatments can help from an integrative dermatology approach. Scaling on the scalp is common. 

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APDecember 6th 2017
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Product Review: Skinfix

We reviewed hydrating creams and lotion by SkinFix to help you find a hydrating cream for dry skin.

Anais Foley-KennedyNovember 21st 2017
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How Does the Microbiome Control Our Skin's Ge...

The microbiome and epigenetics may be related to benefit your health. The skin's genes are sensitive to good and bad bacteria. Click to learn more

Elizabeth Usedom, MDSeptember 18th 2017
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The Impact of Having a Child with Eczema

Ezcema in children can be hard on the parents. A child living with ezcema can often be uncomfortable and the family will not want to trigger a breakout.

Megan O'ConnorSeptember 5th 2017
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Epigenetics in Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

Causes and triggers of eczema. Is eczema a genetic skin condition? Learn whether eczema is genetically inherited or caused by environmental factors.

Elizabeth Usedom, MDAugust 28th 2017
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5 Alternatives to Steroids for Eczema

Alternative treatments to steroid cream for eczema. List of remedies to treat eczema without steroids. Avoid harsh steroid cream side effects.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APAugust 14th 2017
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The Skin Microbiome in Eczema

It is important to keep your skin microbiome diverse when you suffer from eczema. Read about resetting your microbiome with bleach baths and other eczema treatments.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APAugust 14th 2017
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Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors

Topical calcineurin inhibitors are a group of topical medications used to treat inflammatory skin conditions. Topical calcineurin inhibitors can be used as an eczema treatment. 

Vivian Shi, MD June 26th 2017
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5 Important Questions About Dandruff

Dandruff, or seborrheic dermatitis, is caused by excessive oil production of the scalp. Learn what dandruff is and how you can treat it.

Judith Hellman, MDJune 19th 2017
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How to Find the Right Moisturizer for Eczema

Finding the right moisturizer for skin with eczema can help prevent breakouts and control skin. Different types of oils, balms, lotions, and dyes help skin.

Vivian Shi, MD May 13th 2017
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What Are Some Good Ways to Treat Itch in Ecze...

Learn the triggers for itch with eczema. Some common itch triggers in eczema are temperature, humidity, dry weather, sweat, and soaps. Treat your eczema itch. 

Vivian Shi, MD May 2nd 2017
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Is an Elimination Diet Helpful for Eczema?

Understand the pros and cons of the elimination diet when it comes to those who have eczema. Finding your eczema trigger is important.

Vivian Shi, MD May 2nd 2017
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Skin Story: An Experience with Keratosis Pila...

Keratosis Pilaris causes itchy bumps on your skin than can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Learn what it is like to experinece keratosis pilaris.

Alexis MeyerApril 24th 2017
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How Does the Microbiome Change in Eczema?

The microbiome is a community of bacteria that live on your skin and are extremely important for your overall skin health especially when it comes to treating eczema. 

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APApril 10th 2017
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5 Surprising Myths About Eczema Explained by ...

Learn what really causes eczema to flare from our skin dermatologists. Learn about eczema misconceptions and cures. Find the right eczema treatment for you.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APApril 3rd 2017
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What Product Ingredients Should You Avoid in ...

Avoid eczema flare-ups by understanding what skin care products irritate your skin. Preservatives and fragrances are a few ingredients to avoid.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMarch 27th 2017
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Oil Massage for Eczema

Natural oils can be great for eczema relief. Essential oils can be a natural eczema remedy. Learn about natural oils as an alternative treatment for your eczema.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMarch 27th 2017
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Probiotics: Can Beneficial Bacteria Help Your...

Probiotics for eczema, especially child eczema, is an expanding area of research. Learn about the relationship between probiotics and eczema treatment.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMarch 27th 2017
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Is Cheese Bad for Eczema?

When looking for an eczema treatment try staying away from dairy. Learn about the effects of dairy and food allergies on eczema and how to avoid eczema flare-ups.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMarch 15th 2017
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How Should We Deal With Food Allergies in Ecz...

Food allergies have been known to have an effect on eczema. Understanding food testing and how diet can affect skin is important

Alexandra Vaughn, MDFebruary 20th 2017
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Oatmeal: A Skin Solution from the Inside Out

Oatmeal has various skin benefits. Learn how you can use colloidal oatmeal for dry skin and other skin conditions. Oats anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that make it effective for a variety of skin conditions

Anna PleetDecember 31st 2016
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How Are Ichthyosis and Dry Skin Linked?

Ichthyosis is similar to dry skin in that they both have a dysfunctional skin barrier. Dry Skin and Ichthyosis have many similarities.

Vivian Shi, MD December 26th 2016
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Natural Remedy Research: Herbal Treatments fo...

Eczema treatmens can be herbal and natural remedies. Eczema treatments tend to be hard on the skin, learn about these herbal remedies for eczema treatment.

Ramses DelgadilloNovember 29th 2016
Natural herbal remedies for treating eczema

Skinterview with Eczema Expert and Dermatolog...

Get to know Dr. Peter Lio, a dermatologist and an expert in eczema. Learn how he practices dermatology in an integrative manner.

Peter Lio, MDOctober 13th 2016
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How Does Air Pollution Affect Eczema?

Air pollution can affect those with eczema. Smoke tobacco along with indoor and outdoor pollution can play a big role in causing eczema and asthma.   

Vivian Shi, MD August 29th 2016
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Exercise and Eczema

Eczema research has explored the impact of exercise. Learn about the connection between eczema and exercise and what can happen to your eczema skin.

Anna PleetAugust 18th 2016
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Sweat and Eczema

Sweat can aggravate and trigger eczema. When treating eczema understand the effects that sweat can have. Learn how to avoid sweat dermatitis?

Vivian Shi, MD August 15th 2016
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Bathing Habits and Eczema

Eczema baths require a unique routine. Here is an eczema bathing guide for eczema treatment, including a bleach bath recipe, frequency, and length.

Vivian Shi, MD August 8th 2016
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Balancing Your Microbiome for Eczema

Eczema can lead to overgrowth of bacteria. Learn what balances the skin microbiome for atopic dermatitis through bathing and benzoyl peroxide for eczema relief

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APJuly 24th 2016
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Chinese Herbal Medicine for Eczema

Chinese herbal medicine is common for eczema. Chinese medicine looks for the underlying imbalance causing eczema. Formulate Chinses herbs for eczema treatment

Joseph Alban, MS, LAcJuly 18th 2016
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The Evidence for Vitamin D in Eczema

Research has found that vitamin D may protect us against allergies. People with low blood levels of vitamin D tend to have higher rates of asthma, food allergies, and eczema.

Vivian Shi, MD July 15th 2016
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Olive Oil and Sunflower Oil for Dry Skin

Olive oil and sunflower oil can be great for dry skin. Learn how these natural oils can moisturizer dry skin without added chemicals. Olive oil can benefit skin. 

Ramses DelgadilloJuly 5th 2016
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Five Reasons Why Acupuncture Helps Eczema

Acupuncture can be used for eczema treatment. Here are five reasons why acupuncture can make an excellent eczema therapy. Get eczema relief with acupuncture.

Joseph Alban, MS, LAcJune 30th 2016
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Dead Sea Salts And Eczema

Research suggests that dead sea salts may be beneficial for eczema. Read how sea salt therapy can be an eczema treatment.

Jason Derico, NDJune 28th 2016
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Does Cupping Help Eczema?

Cupping is a useful eczema treatment. Treat your eczema with cupping therapy. Understand cupping points for eczema how cupping for eczema can be your treatment.

Joseph Alban, MS, LAcJune 26th 2016
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Do Bleach Baths Make Eczema Better?

Bleach baths can be used to fight bacteria from eczema. Learn how you can use bleach baths as an eczema treatment.

Vivian Shi, MD June 23rd 2016
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Can Hard Water Be Worsening Your Eczema?

Studies suggest that hard water may increase the risk of eczema. Read about the relationship between hard water and soft water with atopic dermatitis treatments.

Jason Derico, NDJune 23rd 2016
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