Skin Health

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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Living With

8 Eczema Habits to Break

A few simple mistakes could be making your flare-ups worse. We’ve got the fixes you need.

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Self Care

Eczema: 10 Ways to Practice Self-Care

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

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Beauty

10 Worst Skin-Care Ingredients for Eczema

Minimize angry flare-ups with this easy guide of what not to slather on.

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Travel

9 Top Tips for Traveling With Eczema—Minus Any Flare-ups!

Redness and flakes needn’t be a vacation eventuality. Here's how to prep and pack like a pro so you, and your skin, can truly enjoy the trip.

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Beauty

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.

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Living With

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.

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Living With

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.

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Skin Health

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.

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Diagnosis

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?”

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Treatment

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.

Meet the Experts

Ashley Wall
Patient Expert
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Ashley Wall is a freelance writer who started her blog Itchin' Since ’87 as a creative outlet. A longtime eczema sufferer, she’s a huge advocate for maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.

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

Eileen Bailey
Health Writer
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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.