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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.

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Living Well with Eczema

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

The Latest

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6 Top Questions About Psoriasis and the Sun

Some people swear by it. Others avoid it at all costs. Here, experts answer your questions about using the sun to help treat psoriasis.

Reena Ruparelia

My Skin Transition: How Stress Affected My Psoriasis

When life changes, so does your psoriasis. Three women share the shifts that triggered the flare of all flares and how they found their way back to calmer skin.

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Slay Your Spring-Summer Style, Even With Chronic Hives

Let our fashion expert—who has CUI!—guide you on the coolest, comfiest looks from the runway that you can rock right now, even during a flareup.

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Let’s Talk About the Causes of Eczema

Keep this mantra in mind: You didn’t catch or cause your eczema. Stick with us as we scratch beneath the surface of this confusing condition to give you a deeper understanding of why it happens in the first place.

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Let's Talk About the Types of Psoriasis

There are multiple forms of this scaly skin condition, and which one you have will determine the treatment you receive.

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Let's Talk About the Causes of Psoriasis

If you have this itchy skin condition, you might be scratching your head trying to figure out how you got it. Here, the top reasons you’re seeing those telltale red spots and scales.

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The Top HS Odor Fighters

Hidradenitis suppurativa can be a smelly condition. These HS-safe finds help soothe skin while controlling odor.

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9 Common HS Complications (and How to Calm Them)

The truth is that it’s hard to avoid hidradenitis suppurativa complications. Also true? You can minimize these complications, and maybe even prevent further progression.

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Treatment

Let's Talk About Eczema Treatment

There may not be a cure (yet), but there are many effective ways to manage symptoms—so that you can get right back to doing regularly scheduled life.

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Skin Health

The Just-for-Fun Guide to the History of Psoriasis

Psoriasis has a long and lucent history—it’s the oldest skin condition in the book! Click through to learn all about it.

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 Advocate

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

Casey Nilsson
Patient Advocate

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