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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The Invisible Scars of Chronic Hives Stigma

We all want to make a good impression. But what if you live with a chronic, visible skin condition that’s almost impossible to hide?

By Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana

Managing Skin Allergies

Nickel, latex, household chemicals and more can cause skin irritation. Here’s how to prevent an allergic reaction to common irritants.

By Eileen Bailey

You Just Learned You Have Severe Eczema: What Now?

Researchers have written comprehensive guidelines for managing severe eczema, which can increase the risk of serious infections.

By Diane Domina

Is a Cure for Melanoma on the Horizon?

One cancer researcher says "we will be curing a significant majority of melanoma patients by 2030."

By Katherine Malmo

Melanoma: Eat These Foods to Help Prevent Recurrence

Much of cancer is out of your control, but eating right can help improve your chances of a healthy survivorship. Try these tips from dietitian Carmen Roberts.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

The Coconut Oil Debate and Psoriasis

A Harvard professor calls coconut oil pure poison, but many people with psoriasis swear by it. What’s the bottom line? Casey Nilsson weighs in.

By Casey Nilsson

Psoriasis in the Media: Is It Accurate?

Is psoriasis accurately portrayed in the media? Alisha Bridges reviews popular shows and people featuring psoriasis including 'Ozark,' 'Family Guy,' and Kim Kardashian.

By Alisha Bridges

9 Ways to Manage Psoriasis on Your Face

When you have facial psoriasis, it is critical to choose your products carefully and manage the condition in a smart way. Here are nine practical tips.

By Claire Gillespie

Eczema: 10 Ways to Practice Self-Care

Managing eczema properly requires self-care. Where to start? Patient advocate Ashley Wall offers 10 great tips.

By Ashley Wall

10 Relaxation Techniques for Psoriasis

Living with psoriasis? Reduce your stress with these helpful relaxation techniques.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

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.