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How to Stop Your Body From Attacking Itself

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

The immune system is your body's first line of defense against illness. It sends out cells to destroy invaders like bacteria and viruses. But for some people, this system turns on them, attacking healthy tissues and organs.

How to Treat Eczema and 'Winter Itch'

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Kuriakose, M.D.

For some people the return of winter can mean searching for a way to treat eczema as they experience the return of dry, itchy skin and irritating rashes. Thankfully, people who suffer from winter rashes can modify their behaviors and take steps to treat winter eczema and soothe a flare up.

Can a New Mascara Change Your Life?

Zsofi McMullin | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women
Zsofi McMullin

As the salesgirl hands me my bag and I leave the store with the scent of powders and perfumes lingering on my clothes, I am tempted to believe that if I wanted to change my life this would be a good way of doing it: a small adjustment of my daily routine, with a longer look in the mirror each morning and seeing who is truly there, who has been there all along.

Eczema: Studies for New Treatment

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Initially we thought eczema was caused by defects in the epidermal skin barrier, or the outer layer of the skin. Now we know that eczema is an immune-driven disease that in turn causes secondary defects in the epidermal barrier. That's a real paradigm shift.

A Memoir: Will You Love Me?

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

The lady next to me asked me -- what would you want most for your baby? before I could say "happiness," your grandmother (seated beside me) prompted, "Health." At the time, I did not think of it as a big deal -- I took your good health for granted.

A Surprising Silver Lining For People With Eczema

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living

For anyone used to the discomfort of eczema, some welcome good news: The skin condition seems to reduce skin cancer risk, according to new research. T...

Chanel Parks

What You Need To Know About Caring For Eczema | Chanel Parks | Posted 04.10.2014 | Style

Early on in my childhood I had my skincare routine down. After sitting in a stinking bath of colloidal oatmeal, I would dry off, making sure to gently...

Do Most Kids Really 'Grow Out' Of Eczema?

Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living

A new study debunks the idea that most kids will "outgrow" eczema, a chronic skin condition also known as atopic dermatitis. Researchers examined ...

Dry Skin? There's Goat's Milk For That

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.18.2014 | Style

We're always looking for the next best ingredient that will either give us shiny hair, baby soft skin or both. And while we definitely have our hoard ...

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Tichina Arnold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tichina Arnold

After much testing, I was informed that my baby had "severe allergies" and was suffering with eczema and asthma in its severest form. Our lives immediately changed forever.

Could Sucking On Your Child's Pacifier Be Good For Baby?

Posted 05.06.2013 | Parents

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK | Mon May 6, 2013 12:51am EDT (Reuters Health) - Toddlers are less likely to have asthma and itchy rashes if their...

Gut Bacteria and Childhood Eczema

Leonard Smith | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Leonard Smith

Gut balance during infancy is dependent on factors such as mode of delivery, diet, and administration of probiotics or antibiotics. This early gut microbial development primes immune function that can have life-long effects on health.

Could This Lead To A New Treatment For Eczema?

Posted 10.12.2012 | Healthy Living

People with eczema know how hard it can be to manage the unbearably itchy condition: Faithfully applying steroid creams and avoiding any and all irrit...

How I Learned To Live With Eczema

Erica Cheung | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Erica Cheung

It's easy to become angry and frustrated when you have a skin condition. And I've learned that It's kind of a sevenfold path on coming to terms with eczema.

Vulvar Pain and Painful Sex

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 07.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

There are several different causes of vulvar pain, but with the proper diagnosis, most women will get the relief they need and be able to eliminate the pain and put the joy back into her sex life.

5 Winter Skin Myths, Busted

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 01.12.2012 | Healthy Living

Wind. Not enough water. Dry indoor heat. Poor circulation. These are just some of the major dehydrators that can make skincare during the winter month...

How to Get Rid of Acne, Pimples, and Other Skin Problems

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Eight million people see the dermatologist every year for acne and millions more rely on infomercial products hawked by celebrities or over-the-counter products that total $100 million in sales every year.