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, 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.
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If you search online for "natural hair loss treatments," a long list of tonics, creams, and supplements appears. But do they work? Paradi Mirmirani, MD, a dermatologist for Permanente Medical Group in Vallejo, Calif., spends a lot of time steering patients away from products recommended by their fri
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
When your baby has eczema, you may start wondering if that itchy rash is related to your feeding style. Is breastfeeding to blame? Or the solid foods you just introduced? Some simple tips can help you get your baby off to a healthy start.
Breastfeeding is always best, experts say. Breast milk gives
When your child with eczema is in day care or school, you won't have the same control over his environment as you do at home. But there are still plenty of steps you can take to prevent itchy flares and other problems while your child is out of the house.
When choosing a day-care center, you first w
Don't let your home be a trigger for an eczema flare in your child. There are lots of ways to keep everyday household items from setting off an itchy rash.
When you have a child with eczema, you need to set up an allergy-free home -- from the ceiling down to the floors. All-cotton carpets or plain h
Is your baby scratching all day from an eczema rash? Don't despair. There are lots of ways to soothe the itchy skin. Try these strategies.
Many doctors suggest giving your baby a bath every day if he or she has eczema. Baths add moisture to dry skin and get rid of surface bacteria that can cause ski
Just because you have psoriasis, you don't have to spend all winter wishing summertime would arrive early. You just need to take extra care to conquer winter challenges to skin, like indoor heating, cold, wind, and heavy clothing. Look at winter as a chance to pamper yourself and control psoriasis a
The idea that a certain diet could treat your psoriasis may sound appealing. After all, the skin problem can be uncomfortable, and drugs for it may cause side effects. Some web sites suggest that diet fixes are effective for psoriasis. But this disease can go away on its own for months or even years