Skin Health

A comprehensive overview of different skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and chronic hives, ways to distinguish them from each other, and treatment options. Inspiring personal stories from patient experts on living with a visible illness.

Living Well with Eczema

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

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Even Your Doctor Might Not Understand Chronic Hives

Despite comprehensive testing, doctors are unable to determine the cause of chronic hives 80 to 90 percent of the time. The good news is chronic hives is less difficult to manage now compared to 20 years ago. The key is knowing your trigger points.

By James Thompson, M.D.

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

Psoriasis: 9 Ways to Cope With Body Image Issues

How we feel when we look in the mirror can impact our mental health, relationships, and careers.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Psoriasis and Flu: Some Helpful Tips

Flu can increase the risk of flares, but some simple steps can help you keep psoriasis in check.

By Eileen Bailey

Is Your Chronic Hives a Mystery?

While some people with chronic hives will never know why they're affected, seeing an allergist is the best way to find a treatment.

By Paula J. Busse, M.D.

Chronic Hives: One Woman's Journey to Self-Care

A key lesson for a Type A personality: continual self-care and the management of her chronic hives beginning each morning.

By Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana

The Perils of Inconsistent Psoriasis Treatment

Many people find it hard to maintain a psoriasis treatment plan. Here are some common roadblocks.

By Alisha Bridges

Gut Bacteria: A Key to Future Psoriasis Treatment?

Gut bacteria impacts a number of health conditions. A new study leads to new possibilities for the future treatment of psoriasis.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

7 Ways Your Skin May Change During Pregnancy

Pregnant? Here’s what you need to know about common skin changes and whether they may require treatment.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

9 Quick Ways to Tidy Up Psoriasis Flakes

Need some clean-up interventions to keep your psoriasis flakes at bay? Health writer Casey Nilsson offers some quick, easy ways to tidy them up.

By Casey Nilsson

Featured Collections

Managing Metastatic Melanoma

Fear is a natural response to a metastatic melanoma diagnosis. Our experts share how to avoid overwhelm and advocate for the best care possible — whether you're a patient or caregiver.

Living Well with Chronic Hives

Personal stories and the latest knowledge from experts about life with chronic idiopathic urticaria, including symptoms, treatment options, and how to thrive in daily life.

Managing Psoriasis

How do you find love with psoriasis? How do you handle awkward questions or assumption? It all comes down to self confidence, our patient experts say. Here's how to boost yours.

Meet the Experts

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.

Alisha Bridges

Patient Expert

Public speaker and award-winning writer and community advocate. She has lived and thrived with psoriasis for over two decades.

Casey Nilsson

Patient Expert

Casey Nilsson, an award-winning journalist based in Providence, Rhode Island, writes about autoimmune disease for HealthCentral.

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.

Health News

Do Weather Changes Cause Chronic Hives?

Here's what you should know about heat hives, cold-induced urticaria and other ways that weather changes can cause flare-ups.

A New Wrinkle in Human Anatomy

Researchers at the NYU School of Medicine in New York City have identified a previously unknown feature of the human body called the interstitium. According to this research, layers of the body below the skin’s surface; lining the digestive tract, lu...

Young Adults Aren't Heeding Tanning Warnings

Millennials – people born between 1981 and 1996 – are largely uninformed about the sun safety and sunscreen recommendations and continue to tan despite warnings about skin cancer risk.