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  1. School and Day Care When Your Child Has Eczema

    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

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  2. Children With Eczema: How to Stop the Scratching

    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

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  3. Healthy Home for Kids With Eczema

    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

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  4. Eczema Cases Rising Among U.S. Children: Report

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of children are being diagnosed with the allergic skin condition eczema -- but it can usually be eased with topical treatments, according to a new report. Eczema is a chronic condition that usually starts in

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  5. Eczema: Tips for Soothing Your Skin

    Think of eczema as a skin allergy, one where your skin's barrier is weak or damaged from environmental or genetic factors. Symptoms include intense itching, often at night, plus inflammation, dry skin, and rash. About 1 in 10 children have eczema. Fortunately most kids outgrow it, though there is a

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  6. Tattoo Removal Laser May Help Reduce Acne Scars

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The same kind of laser that is used to remove tattoos may reduce scarring from acne, a small pilot study shows. Acne is the most common skin disease in the United States, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health

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  7. Potential New Source of Tropical Disease? Bedbugs

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Until recently, insect-transmitted Chagas disease was found mainly in Latin America and South America, but it has made its way to the United States over the past few years. The potentially fatal illness is typically transm

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  8. 'Kissing Bug' Now Spreading Tropical Disease in U.S.

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Residents of the southern United States may be at risk for a parasitic infection that can lead to severe heart disease and death, three new studies suggest. Chagas disease, which is transmitted by "kissing bugs" that fee

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  9. Eczema Tied to Bone Fracture Risk in Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The skin condition eczema may increase slightly the risk of broken bones and injured joints, a new study reports. In a study of 34,500 adults, researchers found that among 7 percent of people who had an eczema flare-up

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  10. Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Leprosy, although quite rare, continues to appear in the United States, a new U.S. government study reports. Approximately 100 new cases are reported in the United States each year, researchers at the U.S. Centers for

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