Latest Microbiome Articles

The Role of the Microbiome in Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the skin, joints, and heart. Learn about how the microbiome changes in psoriasis.

Hannah YanJuly 15th 2018
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Bacterial Biofilm: Bacteria's Dirty Secret

Bacteria in the microbiome can form biofilms. Biofilms pose a threat to oral and skin health. Learn about bacterial biofilms and how they can be treated.

Hannah YanJuly 4th 2018
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Your Skin Bacteria Might Be a Mosquito Bite M...

Mosquito bites bacteria can cause skin irritation as well as disease. Learn what attracts mosquitoes to human skin to prevent yourself from disease. Learn why mosquitos bite you. 

Pearl DoanMay 6th 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
Synbiotic yogurt for eczema in glass jar

Fungal Microbiome (Mycobiome): ​The Fungus Am...

The fungal microbiome is a natural and healthy part of the skin. Read on to learn about the skin fungal microbiome in health and disease.

Megan O'ConnorFebruary 14th 2018
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Is Baby Poop Good For Your Face?

A new beauty trend is to use baby poop face masks. Learn if there is any science behind the poop facial.

Tammy WuFebruary 14th 2018
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Microbiome of Your Makeup Brush

How often do you clean your makeup brush? If that answer is never, there may be bacteria living on your brushes. Learn about the microbiome of your makeup brushes.

Janice LeungJanuary 8th 2018
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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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What You Need to Know About Probiotics

Probiotics can help your gastrointestinal tract and stomach detox and eliminate waste from your body. Probiotics can also help detox your skin by eliminating bacteria.   

Steven LamSeptember 1st 2017
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The Connection Between Stress and the Gut Mic...

Stress can wreak havoc on your microbiome. Learn to reduce stress for an overall happier and healthy self.  

Alexandra Vaughn, MDAugust 29th 2017
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Why You Should Eat Resistant Starch for a Hea...

To have a diverse gut microbiome, we need to eat specific types of carbohydrates. Raw potato starch, fruits, and grains are some of the foods you should build into your diet.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDAugust 15th 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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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 Gut Microbiome and the Skin

The Gut Microbiome can affect your skin health. The gut microbiome is thought to play a role in nutrition, metabolism, and the development of our immune system. Learn how what you eat can affect your skin. 

Manisha Notay, MBBSMay 23rd 2017
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A Healthy Microbiome for Clear Skin

Gut microbiome health may be an important determinant of healthy skin. Learn how your skin microbiome is related to gut health.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMay 14th 2017
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You and Your Dog Might Share a Microbiome

Your dog has thousands of bacteria on there paws and fur. You and your furry friend might share a similar microbiome. You and your pet may be closer than you think

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMay 14th 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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Gut Microbiome and Gut-Skin Axis

Your gut health plays a role in your skin. Research explores the relationship between gut health and skin problems.

Anna PleetMarch 27th 2017
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Leaky Gut and Atopic Dermatitis: What is the ...

There have been ties between leaky gut and eczema. There are triggers in the body that cause these two things to be linked, whether it may be an allergy or other triggers.

Peter Lio, MDNovember 30th 2016
Girl smiling with blue shirt and no eczema

Prebiotics and Probiotics: What’s The Buzz Ab...

Probiotics and prebiotics have many benefits for your skin. Prebiotics are non digestible carbohydrates that stimulate the growth of probiotic bacteria in your gut. 

Dermveda Content TeamOctober 24th 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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