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 May 13, 2021 3 Comments
    Show 1223: How to Care for Summer-Stressed Skin …

    During the pandemic, fewer people by far have been making ordinary appointments with the dermatologist to have their skin checked. However, some skin conditions can become much worse if they are negle…

    By: Joe Graedon March 8, 2021 10 Comments
    Pharmacy Refused Return of 28 Unused Tubes

    Have you ever received a new prescription only to discover that you could not tolerate the drug. Perhaps it caused diarrhea or a horrible headache. You cannot return the bottle of pills for a refund. …

    By: Terry Graedon July 6, 2020 8 Comments
    What Can You Do for Summer Skin Problems?

    When temperature and humidity rise, our body’s natural air conditioning kicks in. That means we start sweating. As the moisture evaporates from our skin, it cools us, at least a little bit. Unfortun…

    By: Terry Graedon January 12, 2020 3 Comments
    Celecoxib Skin Rash Can Be Extremely Serious

    Doctors frequently prescribe celecoxib (Celebrex) to relieve pain due to arthritis and other conditions. They like this nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) partly because it appears less likel…

    By: Terry Graedon June 6, 2016 6 Comments
    How to Cure Swamp Rash with Milk of Magnesia

    The ingenuity of our readers always impresses us. We recently heard from a reader who recommended an unusual treatment for a friend. She later had an occasion to use this home remedy herself. Who knew…

    By: Joe Graedon June 29, 2015 16 Comments
    Listerine to the Rescue for a Rash Under the Bre…

    Certain problems tend to crop up on a regular basis. Hot sticky weather is often a trigger for skin problems from heat rash to athlete's foot. Many of these may have their origin in yeast or fungus, w…

    By: Terry Graedon June 2, 2014 7 Comments
    Toilet Paper in Public Restrooms Triggers Nasty …

    Q. I have a number of allergies and chemical sensitivities. Here's the latest reaction: every time I use an airplane toilet or a Port-a-Potty, I have very uncomfortable swelling of my privates. It hap…

    By: Terry Graedon November 18, 2013 2 Comments
    Is Spermicidal Lubricant the Source of Irritatio…

    Q. If a spermicidal lubricant is used during sexual relations, can it cause the man genital irritation or discomfort? A friend of mine told me that after using this type of lubricant several times, he…

    By: Terry Graedon April 22, 2013 0 Comments
    Dandruff Shampoo Clears Underarm Rash

    Q. I have had an underarm rash off and on for years. I read about coal tar shampoo for rosacea and found that it worked well. I thought perhaps my armpit rash might be caused by fungi too. I shampoo m…

    By: Terry Graedon February 18, 2013 7 Comments
    Saving Skin from Swimming Pool Rash

    Winter or summer, swimming is great exercise. But some swimmers have trouble with a nasty rash after swimming. What can you do about a swimming pool rash? Preventing a Swimming Pool Rash: Q. I've had …

    By: Joe Graedon June 7, 2012 7 Comments
    Milk of Magnesia Solved Man’s Underarm Ras…

    Q. My husband was having a real problem w/ underarm rash. After trying an antifungal cream which worked temporarily, I told him about milk of magnesia. He will never go back to any deodorant and absol…

    By: Joe Graedon June 9, 2011 42 Comments
    Some Poison Ivy Remedies Make Itchy Skin Worse

    If you are out enjoying beautiful warm weather by walking in the woods or working in the yard, remember the adage: Leaves of three, let it be. Not every three-leaved plant is poison ivy or poison oak,…