By: Terry Graedon August 26, 2021 8 Comments
    Show 1270: How Your Microbiome Shapes Your Immun…

    In the middle of a pandemic, you probably want to know how well your immune system is functioning. Even more important, what if anything can you do to support it? Scientists have found that the microb…

    By: Terry Graedon August 2, 2021 8 Comments
    How Can You Use Dandruff Shampoo to Ease Eczema?

    Eczema is a term used to describe skin that is itchy and red. The inflamed areas may show up as dry, cracked skin, or they may have rash-like bumps that weep when they are scratched. Backs of knees an…

    By: Terry Graedon August 10, 2020 12 Comments
    Will Reactions to Foods Make Your Eczema Worse?

    Dermatologists call it "atopic dermatitis." Ordinary people talk about "eczema." Whatever you call it, the itchy inflamed patches of skin are uncomfortable and possibly even embarrassing. Even young i…

    By: Terry Graedon July 13, 2020 33 Comments
    Are There Helpful Home Remedies for Eczema?

    Eczema is a common skin problem, sometimes referred to as "the itch that rashes." Doctors call this condition atopic dermatitis, and they usually prescribe corticosteroid creams to control it. If you …

    By: Terry Graedon April 20, 2020 23 Comments
    How Do You Heal Eczema on Fingertips?

    Painful splits on fingers and thumbs can make it hard to fasten buttons, type or even hold a pen. We mostly hear from readers about this problem during the colder months. Recently, many more people ha…

    By: Terry Graedon November 25, 2019 3 Comments
    Will Taking Pycnogenol Help Heal Eczema?

    Eczema is a very common and often extremely annoying skin condition. Sufferers complain of a red itchy rash along with very dry skin. They may have particular trouble with places where the skin folds …

    By: Terry Graedon May 19, 2019 7 Comments
    Is Dupixent a Super Solution for Bad Eczema?

    Most people with eczema find it intensely frustrating. They itch, and their skin is often red with swollen patches. Medications may help soothe the irritation, but most patients don't know why they su…

    By: Terry Graedon April 22, 2019 13 Comments
    Can Natural Remedies Help Calm Eczema?

    Eczema, also termed "atopic dermatitis," is a common skin condition that frequently makes people miserable. It's considered an inflammatory condition and is more common among people with allergies. Co…

    By: Terry Graedon January 28, 2019 3 Comments
    Can You Clear Eczema by Avoiding Triggers?

    Itchy red skin, such as rashes that occur in the crooks of the elbows and the backs of the knees, will often be diagnosed as atopic dermatitis. You may know it by the more common term eczema. Chronic …

    By: Terry Graedon January 21, 2019 10 Comments
    How Could Flaxseed Oil Calm Your Eczema?

    Eczema can be quite difficult to treat. People with this skin condition, also called atopic dermatitis, suffer with rashes, irritation and stubbornly dry patches of skin that may not clear up with moi…

    By: Joe Graedon December 24, 2018 41 Comments
    What to Do When Eczema or Atopic Dermatitis Driv…

    The symptoms drive you to distraction. Eczema or atopic dermatitis can cause itchy red skin. The rash can show up on hands, wrists, arms, legs, face, neck or scalp. The itching can be especially awful…

    By: Terry Graedon November 1, 2018 0 Comments
    How Aysa, an AI App, Helped a Mother with her Ch…

    Nicole Pharr is used to keeping a close eye on her daughter Madison’s skin. Madison is prone to eczema and has had highly sensitive skin since she was a baby. Still, Nicole was concerned after her d…

    By: Terry Graedon July 2, 2018 15 Comments
    Will Listerine Soothe Your Itchy Eczema?

    Atopic dermatitis is an overreaction of the immune system that results in itchy eczema. People who are prone to hay fever or asthma are also more susceptible to this condition that produces red bumps …

    By: Terry Graedon May 17, 2018 1 Comments
    You Don’t Have to Be a Farmer to Benefit f…

    Epidemiologists have observed that children who grow up on farms are less susceptible to allergies than their urban counterparts. (Our previous report on this interesting phenomenon is below.) Now a D…

    By: Terry Graedon October 26, 2017 1 Comments
    A Dog in the Home: Less Asthma and Eczema for Ki…

    Parents may be able to reduce the chance of their children developing asthma with a simple approach: get a dog. Two studies presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology showed t…

    By: Terry Graedon September 8, 2016 2 Comments
    Can You Prevent Allergies and Eczema?

    No one knows why allergies like hay fever and eczema have become more common in many industrialized countries. But some researchers may have an idea. Their research seems to support the "Hygiene Hypot…

    By: Terry Graedon January 25, 2016 10 Comments
    Try Coconut Oil on the Skin to Relieve Itchy Ecz…

    Eczema is not very well understood. Dermatologists call it "atopic dermatitis," which implies that the red, itchy skin characteristic of eczema is fundamentally a type of allergic reaction. In most ca…

    By: Terry Graedon January 4, 2016 39 Comments
    Dandruff Shampoo Is Excellent for Eczema

    Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, can be frustrating. It may recur many times in a year, and although certain conditions may be more likely to bring it on, sometimes it just show up with no rhy…

    By: Joe Graedon January 5, 2015 5 Comments
    Natural Remedies Beat Eczema Without Drug Side E…

    This is a bad time of year for people with eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis. That's because the red, itchy rash is aggravated by indoor heating and low humidity. Frequent hand washing can also …

    By: Terry Graedon March 13, 2014 4 Comments
    Will Vitamin D Help Heal Eczema?

    Eczema in children is common and often becomes more troublesome in the winter. Investigators in Boston conducted a pilot study to see whether vitamin D supplements would benefit children with persiste…

    By: Joe Graedon January 3, 2013 3 Comments
    Probiotics Protect Against Eczema

    Young children frequently suffer from eczema. This skin condition, also known as atopic dermatitis, can cause redness, itching and significant discomfort. It is notoriously difficult to treat. Dermato…

    By: Joe Graedon November 5, 2012 20 Comments
    Olive Oil Eases Eczema

    Q. My daughters both suffer from eczema. It's just heartbreaking. My older daughter had it on her hands starting when she was one. It was so bad that her skin started to bleed and crack, and her nails…

    By: Terry Graedon August 6, 2012 18 Comments
    Oolong Tea Healed Eczema

    Eczema, also termed atopic dermatitis, can be very persistent. Dermatologists often prescribe strong steroid creams, and that usually eases the symptoms for a while. But once the cream or lotion is no…

    By: Terry Graedon January 9, 2012 29 Comments
    Treating Eczema

    Q. Are there any simple treatments for severe eczema other than steroids? I just hate to keep smearing steroid cream on my skin all the time. A. Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a skin infl…

    By: Terry Graedon January 2, 2012 12 Comments
    Milk of Magnesia Eases Eczema

    Q. I am amazed at all the uses for milk of magnesia that I have read about in your newspaper column. I know people use it as a deodorant. I have eczema. When I read your article on how it helps poison…

    By: Joe Graedon January 6, 2011 27 Comments
    Persistent Eczema Relieved with Borage Oil

    Q. I am a 51-year-old female who has been plagued with persistent eczema. The skin on my hands was always red, itchy, cracked and often bleeding. My hands were always covered with bandages or gauze. D…

    By: Terry Graedon December 26, 2010 7 Comments
    Home Remedies for Eczema

    Q. Do you know of any home remedies for help in relieving symptoms of eczema? When humidity is low, my skin condition is aggravated something awful. It gets dry, itchy, red and ugly where it cracks an…

    By: Terry Graedon November 29, 2010 8 Comments
    Metal Watchband Behind Eczema

    Q. I have been troubled with eczema for the last two years, with the worst outbreaks happening between September and June. I figured it had to do with colder, drier weather. Then I read a comment from…

    By: Terry Graedon October 18, 2010 28 Comments
    Nickel Allergy Responsible for Eczema

    Q. I suffered with eczema for years. It was so bad that my sheets were bloody when I woke up. The intense itch in my hands was torture. I saw numerous doctors, including dermatologists, who prescribed…

    By: Joe Graedon March 31, 2009 27 Comments
    Unexpected Remedies for Eczema

    Q. I am bothered with a patch of eczema on my face (chin area) that has not responded to any of the expensive steroid creams that have been prescribed. A friend told me that her dermatologist had her …

    By: Joe Graedon October 16, 2007 5 Comments
    Probiotics For Children With Eczema?

    Q. My one-year-old son has been suffering from eczema. It hasn't improved in spite of numerous visits to different dermatologists and the use of OTC creams and antibiotic regimens. We have tried remov…