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Preventive Care

7 Sneaky Eczema Spots

These fixes will help clear your skin from head to toe.

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Inhalers

Why Can't I Get the Asthma Inhaler I Need?

Discuss your choices of asthma medications with your doctor. Weigh the convenience and cost and make an informed decision.

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Traffic Pollution Causes Millions of Asthma Cases in Kids

Asthma in kids is a huge problem — and a new study nailed down just how much traffic-related pollution is to blame.

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Treatment

This Basic Mistake Is Causing Kids With Asthma To Be Hospitalized

Millions of children in the U.S. have the breathing disorder — and a new study revealed dangerous gaffes with their inhaler technique.

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Medication

Are Penicillin Allergies Overestimated?

A group of doctors estimate that approximately 95 percent of patients with a recorded penicillin allergy can be treated with the staple antibiotic.

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Nutrition

The Disturbing Truth About Dining Out With Food Allergies

Turns out you may not be able to rely on your server to keep you reaction-free. Here’s how to stay safe and enjoy yourself too.

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Risk Factors

Racial Disparities in Asthma Risk and Outcomes

Despite great progress in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma, there seems to be a divide between black and white patients' access to care.

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Living With

5 Best Apps For Tracking Eczema Flare-Ups

If you’re not using a mobile app to track your eczema flare-ups, it’s time to give it a whirl. Here are 5 mobile apps that work great on the go.

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Skin Health

7 Ways to Enjoy Summer – Even With Eczema

Do you hibernate in the summer because of your eczema? Time to come out and enjoy the season. These tips will help make summer fun, indoors or outdoors.

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Skin Health

Severe Eczema and Heart Health

Eczema can affect more than your skin. Recent studies show a connection between severe eczema and heart problems. Find out what you can do to protect yourself.