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When eczema starts to peel is it healing?
October 4, 2022

When eczema starts to peel is it healing?

There’s a few different reasons why your eczema might be flaking, and it can be good news or bad news. One thing to remember, regardless of whether the peeling is a good sign or a bad sign, is to avoid scratching. It’s tempting to rub that itch away!
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  • 7 types of Eczema
    October 3, 2023

    7 types of Eczema

    Broadly speaking, eczema is characterized by visible traits like redness, bumps, blisters, and weeping lesions. The word "eczema" has roots in Greek, from the word eczema, composed of ekzein (boil over, break out), but each unique sub-category of eczema has different sets of causes, symptoms and skin morphology.
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  • Newly Diagnosed with Eczema
    September 26, 2023

    Newly Diagnosed with Eczema

    One initial instance of inflammation can lead to subsequent bouts of further inflammation, creating a circularity that is challenging to treat. For those with chronic dermatitis that seems to be unresponsive to topical creams, more could be at play under the surface of your skin.
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  • Aging with Eczema
    September 19, 2023

    Aging with Eczema

    While we often associate eczema with childhood, there's a growing understanding of how it can manifest and evolve in older adults. Research shared by the National Eczema Association has unveiled that eczema prevalence actually begins to rise again after the age of 60.
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  • Alternative things to help with your eczema
    September 12, 2023

    Alternative things to help with your eczema

    If you’re using steroidal creams, consider adding natural body care products to your regimen. They can powerfully complement your self-care routine, and reduce your dependency on topical steroids. It’s even better when integrated into a comprehensive eczema care plan that includes attention to your diet, stress levels, and physical triggers.

    Though commonly called alternative care methods, we also like the term holistic. The latter term acknowledges that what you’re seeing on your skin can be a symptom of imbalances in other parts of your body. Let’s talk about a few of them

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  • Managing Eczema Itch
    September 5, 2023

    Managing Eczema Itch

    Eczema flare-ups can be incredibly uncomfortable, especially when immediate access to medications is limited. Dr. Peter Leo from the National Eczema association, recommends a few effective home remedies to alleviate itching and discomfort during eczema flare-ups. Here are a few simple strategies you can try to find relief in the comfort of your home.
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  • Tattoos with Eczema: What You Need to Know
    August 29, 2023

    Tattoos with Eczema: What You Need to Know

    Consider the location of the tattoo carefully. Some skin spots are easy and non-reactive, while others others might be regular spots where eczema flares up. Even better, do a test run with a smaller artwork or break the artwork down into parts that would look good, no matter what stage you’re at. If you have to stop the process, you don’t want to have a half-finished design. Breaking the work down both helps you manage any flare-ups, and gives the tattoo artist plenty of time to get to know your skin. Tattooing the wrong spot can cause your skin to rash, flare-up, scab or scar.
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  • What is Steroid Phobia?
    August 22, 2023

    What is Steroid Phobia?

     Topical corticosteroids constrict the blood vessels beneath the skin to rapidly reduce inflammation, itching, and discomfort. But there is a divide in eczema sufferers. For some people, using steroids provides quick and reliable relief.
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  • Can water quality impact Eczema?
    August 15, 2023

    Can water quality impact Eczema?

    Hard water, characterized by its high mineral content, can exacerbate eczema symptoms and dry out the skin. The minerals in hard water can form a film on the skin, hindering its ability to retain moisture and leading to increased irritation and itching. Let's explore the impact of that everyday essential H20 on eczema and how certain measures can be taken to alleviate your skin concerns.
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  • Why Go Fragrance-Free?
    July 18, 2023

    Why Go Fragrance-Free?

    According to the National Eczema Association, approximately 86% of commercially available body care products (including shampoos, conditioners, soaps, creams and moisturizers) contain fragrances in the United States. When it comes to the potential for allergy, it doesn’t matter whether they’re natural or synthetic.
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