Eczema

The latest information and expert advice on eczema, or atopic dermatitis: its causes and symptoms, treatment options, and practical strategies for living with the condition, including inspiring testimonials from patient experts.

Living Well with Eczema

"I was feeling incremental losses in my quality of life."

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8 Skin and Makeup Products That Won't Inflame Sensitive Skin

Got hives? These creams, powders, and potions let skin heal — not irritate it further.

By Amber Katz

Hide Your Eczema, or Share it With the World?

Eczema advocate Ashley Wall on why documenting your chronic skin condition might lift your spirits, help others, and even help you better manage flares.

By Ashley Wall

10 Must Read Books If You Have Eczema

There’s something magical about picking up a book and getting lost in it. Here are 10 inspirational books for those having a tough time with their eczema.

By Ashley Wall

Could Salt Worsen Eczema?

In a literal version of “pouring salt on a wound,” a new study has found that sodium chloride (salt) may actually affect those with dry, cracked skin of eczema.

By Diane Domina

A Rash or Skin Allergies?

I recently developed an itchy rash on my arms and legs. I changed body soap days before it started. Is my eczema flaring up, or am I allergic to the soap?”

By Ask HealthCentral

You Just Learned You Have Severe Eczema: What Now?

Researchers have written comprehensive guidelines for managing severe eczema, which can increase the risk of serious infections.

By Diane Domina

Eczema: 10 Ways to Practice Self-Care

Managing eczema properly requires self-care. Where to start? Patient advocate Ashley Wall offers 10 great tips.

By Ashley Wall

Eczema: Traveling Essentials for Sensitive Skin

If you have eczema and sensitive skin, peruse this list of 10 essentials to bring on vacation to avoid any discomfort while you’re away.

By Ashley Wall

10 Ingredients to Avoid With Eczema

Be vigilant about everyday items that might trigger eczema flares. Here are 10 must-avoid ingredients for healthier, less-irritated skin.

By Kristina Brooks

Eczema Close Up: Myths and Uncommon Complications

Rachel Zohn highlights some of the unexpected but often serious complications that are connected to the condition and some pervasive myths.

By Rachel Zohn

Meet the Experts

Ashley Wall

Patient Expert

Ashley Wall is a freelance writer who started her blog [Itchin' Since ’87](http://www.itchinsince87.com/) as a creative outlet. A longtime eczema sufferer, she’s a huge advocate for maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.

Rachel Zohn

Health Writer

Rachel Zohn is a freelance writer who enjoys writing about all things related to health, wellness, and the human body.

Eileen Bailey

Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

Ashley Wall

Patient Expert

Ashley Wall is a freelance writer who started her blog [Itchin' Since ’87](http://www.itchinsince87.com/) as a creative outlet. A longtime eczema sufferer, she’s a huge advocate for maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.