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

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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

10 Seasonal Foods to Benefit Your Skin and Eczema

Patient expert Ashley Wall compiles a list of 10 foods that benefit skin and eczema in the fall and winter months.

By Ashley Wall

Red Flags Signaling an Eczema Flare-Up

Stress, pet dander, and countless other factors can trigger a flare. Arm yourself with information.

By Eileen Bailey

Eczema: More Difficult to Treat in African Americans

Results of a study suggest eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is harder to treat and may require higher doses of medicine in African Americans.

By Diane Domina

5 Ways to Deal With the Embarrassment of Eczema

Embarrassed by your inflamed eczema? Patient expert Ashley Wall offers five practical strategies to feel more comfortable in your own skin.

By Ashley Wall

9 Ways to Not Let Eczema Define You

Don’t let your eczema take the driver’s seat. Here are nine practical tips to take control of your skin condition, including skin care, diet, and fashion.

By Eileen Bailey

Breaking Down Topical Steroid Withdrawal

Find out why so many people resorted to topical and oral steroids in the past for treatment of eczema and get resources for topical steroid withdrawal.

By Ashley Wall

9 Ways to Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin With Eczema

Become comfortable in your own skin with eczema with these nine practical tips, including self-care strategies, diet recommendations, and ways to prepare for flare-ups.

By Ashley Wall

Your Child Has Eczema: Now What?

It's hard enough to manage eczema as an adult. What do you do when your child exhibits symptoms? Eileen Bailey offers these practice tips for parenting with eczema.

By Eileen Bailey

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.