The dry air is setting in and your skin is drying out! Here are some top tips for keeping your skin hydrated.
1. Use a humidifier. Re-create a more moist environment by infusing some water into the air. Make sure to choose a humidifier that can capably humidify the size of your room. For safety, [...]
The world of health care can be a complex and confusing world to navigate. Add in the mix of different insurance plans which can regulate your path to your doctor, and that makes it all the more confusing. For instance, your insurance plan may make you see your primary care physician or pediatrician before [...]
As part of Eczema Awareness Month, we will feature Eczema Champions — individuals who are helping lead the fight against eczema. In this interview, we learn more about Dr. Peter Lio.
Dr. Peter Lio is the co-founder and co-director of the Chicago Integrative Eczema Center. He is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology and [...]
The Third annual Itching for a Cure walk is coming up in just two days! It will be held this Sunday at the UCLA campus. It is the only walk dedicated towards raising funds for eczema. That’s pretty special considering eczema may affect more than 30 million Americans.
Here are the details:
October is heralded by crisp cool air, changing color of leaves, trips to the apple orchard and cider donuts. For many people, along with this change of seasons comes a spike in eczema flares. Thus, October is also Eczema Awareness Month.
This month, we will bring you an array of articles on eczema ranging [...]
So there you have it! The 6 P’s of Lichen Planus.
Purple – This rash often takes on a purplish hue.
Pruritic – Lichen planus is often itchy.
Polygonal – The rash can consist of geometric looking shapes.
Planar – Lichen planus is often “flat-topped.”
Papules – Raised bumps.
Plaques – Larger than papules, [...]
Patients often ask me about bright pink dots that they’ve noticed cropping up on their skin. These little spots can be flat or raised, and are usually relatively small and only millimeters wide. These spots are called cherry angiomas, aka cherry hemangiomas. They are asymptomatic and benign, and do not need to be treated [...]
The most common type of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia. This diagnosis is also known as male pattern baldness when it occurs in men, and female pattern hair loss when it occurs in women. As its name implies, androgens contribute to this type of hair loss, as do genetics. That’s right — if your [...]
Several readers contacted me after a previous posting about jogging causing itching. The below NIH study may be of interest from people who suffer from this condition and also other urticarias.
A team at NIH led by Dr. Hirsh Komarow is studying physical urticarias caused by water, sun, pressure or vibration (such as caused [...]
Retin-A ® or tretinoin is a popularly prescribed medication for acne as well as preventing the signs of skin aging. For acne, it is particularly effective for “whiteheads” (aka closed comedones) or “blackheads” (aka open comedones). In terms of skin aging prevention, it can help improve the texture of skin, even out skin tone, and [...]
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