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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.

By Lisa Davis

10 Worst Skin-Care Ingredients for Eczema

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

By Dori Price

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.

By Dori Price

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

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

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

Severe Eczema and Heart Health: What You Should Know

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.

By Eileen Bailey

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Severe Eczema?

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

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

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...

By Eileen Bailey