Posts by Laura Dolgy

Makeup and Eczema: Do They Mix?

Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that affects 10-20% of the population.  Thanks to a damaged skin barrier, those with eczema have extra sensitive skin that can negatively respond to generally harmless substances such as soaps, pollen, pet fur — and make-up.  In this post, we’ll explore whether makeup and eczema mix, as well as…

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Is Seeing a Chiropractor for Eczema Beneficial?

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a skin condition characterized by inflammation of the skin. In the term dermatitis, ‘derma-’ means skin and ‘-itis’ means inflammation.  If you suffer from eczema or know somebody who does, you’ll notice redness, dry skin, scaling, itching, and puffiness of the skin. Many people turn to different creams…

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Eczema vs. Scabies: How to Tell The Difference 

Let’s talk about eczema vs. scabies. Both are skin conditions characterized by itchy, red rashes.  However, while they may look quite similar, they are, in fact, very different skin conditions with different causes and different treatment options. If you are suffering from eczema or scabies, please bear in mind that we are in no way…

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What You Need to Know About Nose Eczema

Eczema is a chronic skin condition that causes patches of red, dry, and itchy skin.  There are several different types of eczema which affect various areas of the body, as well as several factors at what causes it.  Unfortunately, much to the discomfort and embarrassment of some people, eczema can also develop on the face…

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Is Eczema Hereditary?

If you suffer from eczema, there’s a high chance that your parents or children also have eczema.  Perhaps at some point, you’ve wondered if eczema is hereditary. While eczema does tend to run in families, in this post, we’ll explore the different causes of eczema — including the genetic factors that influence its development.   Please…

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Gloves to Prevent Eczema Scratching for Adults

Do you have trouble falling asleep at night because the urge to itch is so intense?  Have you ever subconsciously scratched at your skin while you were sleeping, so much that it bled?  Is it difficult to get through the day without constantly scratching your eczema and further irritating your condition?   If you answered ‘yes’…

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Best Treatments for Eczema Under The Armpits

While eczema can appear anywhere on the body, a prime spot for irritation is in the folds of the body – such as the armpit.  Uncomfortable and itchy, it can make it difficult to get through the day or sleep through the night without scratching and further irritating your condition.   In this post, we’ll discuss…

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Traditional Chinese Medicine for Eczema and Topical Steroid Withdrawal

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient healing system that developed out of the observations that natural substances can be used to improve human health.  While its history goes back thousands of years, TCM continues to evolve in our modern world. Amidst the growing fear and concern regarding the negative effects that steroid creams have…

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Herbal Healing: A Holistic Eczema Treatment

Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that causes the skin to be dry, red, and incredibly itchy.  While various creams and ointments can help soothe symptoms, many people are turning instead to holistic eczema treatments to find relief.   This is because natural ingredients, such as aloe vera and coconut oil, are naturally equipped to combat…

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How to Prevent Incontinent Dermatitis

Also referred to as perineal dermatitis, incontinent dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin due to contact with urine or stool.  It commonly develops in elders with urinary and fecal incontinence.   Because of increased exposure to the bacteria found in urine and stool, the symptoms associated with this condition can include a painful burning or…

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How to Treat Mild Eczema

Affecting nearly 35 million Americans, eczema is a common skin disorder characterized by inflamed skin that appears as red and dry patches.  It is often accompanied by intense itching and most commonly develops on the hands, the insides of the elbows, or the backs of the knees.   Though there are many types of eczema, the…

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5 Best Eczema Ointments You Need to Try

As you probably already know, people with eczema have a damaged skin barrier, making their skin more sensitive to allergens, irritants, and bacteria.  This damaged skin barrier also makes it harder for the skin to retain water which can lead to chronic dry and itchy skin.  Other factors that contribute to dry skin include wind,…

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