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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.

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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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12 Worst Skin-Care Ingredients for Eczema

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

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Severe Eczema?

Understanding the types of eczema and what causes (and how to treat) flare-ups.

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Fast Food May Contribute to Eczema

A recent study links fast food and allergy symptoms, including eczema in children and adolescents. The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood reviewed questionnaires completed by more than 300,000 adolescents and almost 200,000 comp...