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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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

9 Stupid Things People Say About Psoriasis

No matter if it’s said out of love or rudeness, many comments about psoriasis are just plain stupid and inaccurate. Here are some favorites followed by facts.

By Alisha Bridges

Living With Psoriasis? Stand Tall With These Tips on Combatting Stigma

As a visible skin condition, psoriasis is associated with stigma. People just don’t understand. Stay confident and combat the stigma with these nine tips.

By Casey Nilsson

8 Ways to Talk to Your Kids About Psoriasis

Explaining psoriasis to a child can be difficult. Here are eight ways to relay the condition to kids in language and images they understand.

By Sabrina Skiles

Practical Tips for Managing Chronic Hives

How do you manage a visible skin condition like chronic urticaria? Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana shares nine practical tips for living successfully with hives.

By Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana

Chronic Hives and PMS: 12 Things You Need to Know

For many women, chronic hives are worse during PMS and other times in their menstrual cycle. Learn how a woman's menstrual cyle affects her hives.

By Rachel Zohn

3 Reasons Why You Need to Treat Your Psoriasis

It’s not about being rid of flaky psoriasis patches. Treating psoriasis is about averting significant health risks, including joint damage and heart disease.

By Alisha Bridges

Stress and Psoriasis: Why Play Is Important

Go back to the sandbox of your youth and figure out how to play again. It can help you manage your psoriasis and general health.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

What You Need to Know About Genital Psoriasis

No one wants to talk about their genital psoriasis. Yet information and communication are key to living well with the illness. Here’s what you should know.

By Claire Gillespie

How to Manage Eczema Flare-Ups

Dead Sea salt baths, ice packs, and moisturizer withdrawal are among Ashley Wall's practical tips to manage an eczema flare-up. Learn more.

By Ashley Wall

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.