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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Everything You Need to Know About Chronic Hives

What causes chronic hives? When should you see a doctor? Review these most-asked questions about the condition and educate yourself and others.

By Eileen Bailey

5 Health Advantages of Owning a Pet When Living With Psoriasis

Psoriasis and pets? You’d think they were enemies. But our furry friends actually offer many health advantages for those who live with psoriasis. Here are five.

By Alisha Bridges

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

Psoriasis Costs: How to Control It and Needed Reforms

Americans spend $112 billion in psoriasis costs a year. Casey Nilsson discusses the price of treatment, health insurance reforms, and how to control the costs.

By Casey Nilsson

How Psoriasis Varies in Skin Color and Ethnicity

Psoriasis appears differently on skin depending on your ethnicity and skin color. Learn how to recognize the different shades, shapes, and sizes of psoriasis.

By Eileen Bailey

From Eyelids to Toes: 10 Body Parts Affected by Psoriasis

Psoriasis can develop on skin anywhere on the body, from the limbs to the eyelids. Here are 10 common places on the body psoriasis shows up and how.

By Claire Gillespie

Letter to My Younger Self Regarding Psoriasis

Patient expert Sabrina Skiles pens a poignant letter to her younger self packed full of insights learned from living with psoriasis.

By Sabrina Skiles

6 Chronic Autoimmune Illnesses Linked to Chronic Hives

Studies link chronic hives with autoimmune diseases such as thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and celiac disease. Learn more about the connection.

By Rachel Zohn

Make Your Loved One Get a Skin Cancer Exam

When your loved one has a suspicious mole, urge them to get a skin cancer exam, even if they're stubborn. Here are some snappy answers to common cop-outs.

By Eileen Bailey

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

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

Weather Changes and Chronic Hives

Discussing the weather isn’t just idle chatter for some people. It’s life-altering stuff.

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.