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  1. 10 Tips for Living With Eczema

    If you have eczema, you know how itchy and painful it is. But simple lifestyle changes can go a long way toward treating the condition. Try these 10 tips to help keep your skin feeling soft and comfortable. 1. Know your eczema triggers. Many things can trigger a flare-up of eczema, from scented soap

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  2. Does Your Baby Have Eczema?

    Our babies inherit a lot from us: our height, our hair color -- and our tendency toward sensitive skin, including eczema. If someone in your immediate family has allergic tendencies, eczema may be the first sign that your baby shares that tendency, too, says pediatrician Chris Tolcher, MD, clinical

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  3. 3 Questions About Eczema

    If your child has a dry, itchy skin rash on the elbow, eczema is most likely to blame. According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, atopic, or allergy-related, eczema affects up to 30% of Americans, mostly kids, and the figure is on the rise. At a meeting of the American A

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  4. Corticosteroids for Kids’ Eczema May Not Hurt Skin

    April 21, 2011 -- Proper use of corticosteroid ointments to treat childhood eczema does not appear to damage or thin skin over time, a new study shows. About one out of 10 kids will develop eczema, which is a skin condition related to allergies and inflammation. In eczema, skin can form small fluid-

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  5. Study: Dogs Protect Kids at Risk for Eczema

    Sept. 30, 2010 -- Your choice of family pet may help determine whether your child develops eczema if he or she is at high risk. In a newly published study, young children who were allergic to dogs and lived in homes with dogs had a lower risk for developing eczema than allergic children with no cani

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  6. New Drug Relieves Hand Eczema

    March 8, 2010 (Miami Beach, Fla.) -- A new drug called alitretinoin can help relieve cracked, itchy, irritated hands in people with severe hand eczema, researchers report. Hands "completely or almost completely" cleared up in nearly half of people with hand eczema that didn't respond to standard tre

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  7. Eczema, Peanut Allergy May Be Linked

    March 1, 2010 (New Orleans) -- Infants with eczema are at high risk of having peanut and other food allergies, British researchers report. "We were shocked to find out that even in the first year of life, over 20% of infants with eczema already were sensitized [showed susceptibility] to peanut aller

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  8. Bleach Baths May Help Kids With Eczema

    April 27, 2009 -- Participating in a clinical trial in 2006 changed 7-year-old Ben Kieffer's life, says his mom, Jennifer. Ben had suffered from severe eczema since he was 5 weeks old, with relentless itchy, painful flares of the skin condition and many rounds of antibiotics to treat related infecti

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  9. Can Chinese Herbs Relieve Eczema?

    March 17, 2009 (Washington, D.C.) -- Traditional Chinese herbal medicine may help to relieve the dry, itchy, scaly skin of eczema in children and adults, two new studies suggest. Other research shows that toddlers who have egg, elm, or cat allergies are at increased risk of developing eczema by age

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  10. Probiotics No Help in Childhood Eczema

    Oct. 10, 2008 -- New research shows that the use of probiotics to treat eczema in children is not effective and may carry a risk of bowel damage and infection. Probiotics are naturally occurring microorganisms. In most cases they are bacteria and are similar to the friendly bacteria found in the gut

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