Is your baby scratching all day from an eczema rash? Don't despair. Try these strategies to soothe the itchy skin.
Baths add moisture to dry skin and get rid of surface bacteria that can cause skin infections. Use fragrance-free, mild soaps or soapless cleansers made for sensitive skin. Bathe your b
It's easy to say, "Don't scratch." Getting your child with eczema to listen to you is another story. But a little creativity can help keep your kid's fingers away from the itchy rash.
"The trouble with scratching is that it can actually make the condition worse," says Lawrence Eichenfield, MD, chief
One of the most challenging things about hair loss is figuring out why it’s happening. The list of causes ranges from genetics to medication to lifestyle. While it can be hard to pinpoint the cause right away, knowing the possibilities can help you figure it out.
Most of us can blame Mom and Dad for
Many things can cause women to lose more hair than normal: genetics, illness, stress, medical conditions or hormonal imbalance, aging, and even what you eat. The first step is to work with your doctor to find out what's causing the problem. There may be treatments that can help restore your locks.
Psoriasis treatment has come a long way in the past 10 years. That's welcome news for the 7.5 million Americans with this complex skin disease. "Every year, we've had either a new medication or a new use for one of these medications," says Michael P. Heffernan, MD, with Central Dermatology in St. Lo
Want another good reason to stay at a healthy weight? It can help you manage your psoriasis. It can also lower your risks of heart disease and diabetes, which are higher when you have this skin condition. Follow these steps.
Experts recommend a heart-healthy diet: Eat lots of fruits and veggies. Inc
You can reduce flare-ups by learning to spot things that make your psoriasis worse. Follow these tips to help keep your skin condition under control.
It’s one of the most common triggers, says dermatologist Colby Evans, MD, chairman of the board of directors of the National Psoriasis Foundation. Str
Wouldn’t it be nice if your psoriasis would take a hike when you take a trip? Even though you can’t leave home without it, you can safeguard your skin against flare-ups and make sure it takes a back seat when you travel.
“Travel can be stressful, and stress is the most common cause of psoriasis flar
Winter can trigger psoriasis flares, but you have many ways to combat the drying effects of cold temps and indoor heating. Smooth on moisture. Keep your skin moist to ease redness and itching, and heal psoriasis patches. The thicker the cream or ointment, the better it is at locking water into your
Watch what you eat. Watch your weight. Both can affect the symptoms of psoriasis. Food doesn’t cause or cure this skin disease, but research shows it may calm itchy soreness and even clear up outbreaks.
If you have a lot of extra weight, losing some of those pounds may help. Some studies show that l