Sue Chung, Patient Expert

Sue wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Healthy Skin.

Eczema & Children: What Parents Can Do

Eczema is a very common ailment that affects children early in life. If your family has a history of hay fever and asthma, your child is more likely to develop eczema. Eczema describes a red, itchy rash that begins to develop in 1 out of 10 children ...
Sue Chung

Deflecting Winter's Dry Skin

I moisturize a lot during winter, but I always get super dry skin and chapped hands and lips. Can I do anything else to prevent painfully dry skin? The Farmer’s Almanac predicts that this winter’s temperatures will be below normal and numbing. Regard...
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Shaving Pains

Every time I shave my legs, I get itchy, red bumps. How can I get rid of them and how can I prevent them? In order to take care of shaving-related irritations, it’s important to know the underlying cause of inflamed bumps. Razor burn, which results f...
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Does Eating Too Much Sugar Cause Wrinkles?

I’ve read that eating too much sugar can cause your skin to age faster. Is this really true? While the idea that sugar causes wrinkles may sound like a myth, this one is gaining more traction as fact rather than fiction. It hasn’t been proved definit...
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A Rash or Skin Allergies?

I’ve developed a rash recently and I don’t know if it’s eczema or just a skin allergy. I changed detergents recently. Does this have anything to do with my rash? In its most fundamental meaning, “eczema” is simply a type of skin inflammation. Collect...
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Spider Veins

I’ve noticed that I’m getting more spider veins on the backs of my knees. Is there anything I can do to get rid of them? Will creams for varicose veins work? Unfortunately for anyone who spends a lot of time on his or her feet, spider veins develop w...
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Body Acne

I have some acne on my shoulders and upper back. Is this because I work out? How can I get rid of it while continuing to exercise? Body acne is not uncommon, especially in the summer. Between jumping into chlorinated pools, lying on salty, sandy beac...
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Anti-Acne Prescription Medications

I keep reading about lots of different types of acne medications but I’m not sure what I’m supposed to use or ask my doctor about. What’s the difference between something like Benzaclin and Differin? Acne medications are varied, but most work to do a...
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Skin Bumps: Keratosis Pilaris

I have bumps all over my arms. Is this acne? How can I get rid of them? If these bumps are small and rough and mostly occur on your upper arms and thighs, it’s more likely that you have an eczema-related condition known as keratosis pilaris. It’s a v...
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