Emotional Impact of Eczema

Red Skin Syndrome: Learn to Heal Outside and Within

By Laura Dolgy (see bio below) Although quite controversial, RSS or Red Skin Syndrome, also known as Topical Steroid Addiction (TSA) or Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW) is a real thing. This week, we take a deeper look at Red Skin Syndrome and what treatment options are available for those suffering with the condition. We also…

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Your Skin and Mind: Looking at Eczema and Depression

By Laura Dolgy (bio below) Living with eczema can be both physically and emotionally draining, not to mention it can really wreak havoc on self esteem and self love. But did you ever stop to think that perhaps negative thoughts are limiting you from truly healing? This week we look at the connection between eczema…

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Linking the Brain and Body: Eczema and Your Gut Health

Are you suffering from eczema and trying to understand eczema and gut health, as well as the connection between the brain and body? This week, Dr. Robin Miller author of HEALED: Health & Wellness for the 21st Century and medical reporter on NBC discusses the impact eczema has on the gut and how that can…

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The Link Between Eczema and Stress: How to be Calm

As you read this, more than 32 million Americans are scratching their skin due to eczema.  According to the National Eczema Association, eczema affects at least 10% of people in the United States. Eczema is a skin disorder that is triggered by allergens and other irritants, infections, extreme weather temperatures, and the one that we…

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The Power of Trust and Acceptance: 6 Tips for Living with Eczema

This week, we’re sharing an inspirational video from my dear friend Marieke, a certified life coach and founder of Your Novel Life, whose own daughter had severe eczema as an infant. If you’re feeling particularly low or depressed due to living with eczema or dealing with your child’s eczema, then please watch this beautiful video.…

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Eczema in Children and Low Self Esteem: How to Combat Bullying

The side effects that accompany eczema can cause a lot of insecurities and embarrassment. It’s no surprise that a survey conducted by the National Eczema Association (NEA) found that at least one in five children with eczema are bullied at school due their skin condition. Laura DolgyLaura is a contributor and content developer for It’s…

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Building Confidence in Your Child with Eczema

By Jennifer Moyer Darr, LCSW (bio below) Confidence comes from within and builds over time as children master new skills and develop a sense of competence. While we can’t give our kids with eczema confidence there are some things we can do to help them become more confident and self-assured. Words Matter From an early age…

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Eczema: 6 Steps to Improve Your Child’s Confidence

By Aradhana Pandey (Bio below) Preparing your little one for school ought to be one of the proudest moments of your life. It seems like just yesterday that you held them in your warm embrace for the first time. Today, you see them all grown up and set to face a brand new chapter in their life. Until now, your child…

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Eczema in Children: 8 Tips for Stress Relief

Eczema and Stress Go Hand-in-Hand We know that stress is a very common eczema trigger and we also know that having eczema causes a lot of stress. So, it’s fair to say that eczema and stress go hand-in- hand. The question is, how can you relieve stress in children with eczema or any other health condition? Here are…

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Emotional Health: Coping with Eczema

By Abby Lai (Bio below)  Eczema was the hardest time of my life. For those who suffer with it (or have a close friend or family member who suffers with it), you’ll probably know that eczema comes with a lot of physical and psychological baggage. When I was going through my own personal journey with…

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How to Choose to Forget the Hard Times

One of things I worry most about with Tristan’s eczema is, will he look back on his toddler years (when his eczema was the worst) with fear in his eyes? Will he remember the countless nights he spent writhing in itchy agony in his bed as my husband and I took turns holding him and…

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