Posts by Laura Dolgy

7 Ways to Naturally Treat Elbow Eczema

Suffering from itchy, red, dry elbows? You may have atopic eczema. Also called atopic dermatitis, atopic eczema is the most common form of eczema. It can appear anywhere on the body, but it typically develops on the hands, backs of the knees, and in the creases of the elbows during childhood.  Elbow eczema is irritating,…

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What is Eczema Coxsackium?

Atopic eczema is the most common type of eczema that causes the skin to become red, dry, and incredibly itchy.  When not treated correctly, or if subject to intense scratching, the skin can even become cracked and broken.  This increases the risk of infection which, in turn, can lead to eczema coxsackium.   In this post, we’ll…

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What is Nail Psoriasis?

If you are noticing changes in your fingernails and toenails such as discoloration or alterations in the nail bed, it may be that you are suffering from nail psoriasis.  You certainly wouldn’t be the only one: psoriasis is a skin condition that affects nearly 7.4 million people in the United States alone.  Let’s take a…

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The Benefits of Using Tea Tree Oil for Eczema

If you suffer from eczema, you’ve probably tried a variety of creams and treatments to help relieve your symptoms.  These days, however, more and more people are turning away from traditional medicine and turning instead to natural, more holistic remedies – such as essential oils.  Of these essential oils, tea tree oil on eczema is…

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5 Best Treatments for Lip Eczema

Lip eczema, also known as lip dermatitis, is a skin condition characterized by severe dryness, redness, and scaling of the lips. While badly chapped lips are caused by dryness, there are a number of different factors that trigger lip eczema.  In this post, we’ll explore some of these factors and discover the best lip eczema…

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EczemaLess: A Personalized Eczema Tracker

We have the pleasure of sharing a new personalized, AI eczema tracker. EczemaLess provides extensive information for eczema sufferers, so that they can better track their triggers and find the appropriate treatments with their medical provider. Discover its many benefits below! Laura DolgyLaura is a contributor and content developer for It’s An Itchy Little World.…

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3 Homemade Bath Bombs for Eczema

Did you know that there are a variety of bath bombs for eczema? Bath bombs are packed mixtures of dry ingredients that are added to bath water to create a soothing and nourishing bathing solution. There are dozens of bath bombs available for purchase online or in store, but many of these products use preservatives,…

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How to Treat Ear Seborrheic Dermatitis Naturally

If you are noticing dry, scaly skin in or around your ears, you may be suffering from ear seborrheic dermatitis.  This is a form of eczema, affecting adults and babies alike, which may lead to infection and inflammation of the ear canal if left provoked and untreated.   Fortunately, there are a variety of natural treatments…

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Why You Should Try a Coconut Oil Bath for Eczema

As discussed in previous posts, both baking soda baths and apple cider vinegar baths are a safe and effective alternative to bleach baths, a common therapy recommended by dermatologists. This week, we’re sharing a different type of bath alternative: coconut oil baths! Discover this soothing and nourishing therapy that can help relieve itchy skin. Coconut…

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Eczema Staph Infections: What You Need to Know

Eczema can be an extremely irritating, uncomfortable and even painful skin condition. Throw in an eczema staph infection and treatment can become even more complicated. Discover the various types of eczema staph infections like furuncles, impetigo and cellulitis and how you can protect your or your little one’s skin. What is a Staph Infection? According…

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Medicare and Allergy Treatments: How Are You Covered?

By Danielle K. Roberts (see bio below) Do you suffer from allergies? Chances are that you do: In the United States, there are over 50 million allergy sufferers. Allergies can come in the form of skin allergies, food allergies, asthma, and seasonal airborne allergies. Allergic rhinitis (or hay fever) affects 25 million Americans, making it…

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Hot Water on Eczema: Do They Mix?

Hot water and eczema, by many accounts, don’t mix – so why do so many eczema sufferers claim it helps them? Read on to discover how hot water on eczema interact. Why Can’t I Use Hot Water On Eczema? The short answer: because it’s dehydrating. Heat is one of the most common triggers for eczema…

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