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  1. Helpful Tips for Soothing Your Baby’s Eczema

    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

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  2. 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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  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. Diet and Psoriasis

    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

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  5. Tips for Winter Psoriasis

    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

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  6. Researchers Report Progress With Growing Hair

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- There's new hope for anyone who's bald or balding: Researchers report they're getting closer to the goal of cloning hair cells and coaxing them to grow hair once they're replanted in the scalp. "We've been able to overcome the f

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  7. Study Sees Link Between Psoriasis, Kidney Problems

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- People with moderate to severe psoriasis are at increased risk for chronic kidney disease and need to be closely monitored for kidney problems, a large new study suggests. Researchers in Philadelphia analyzed data from nearly 1

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  8. How to Prevent Psoriasis Flare-Ups

    Anne Jeffres, 41, an acupuncturist in New York, was in the midst of a stressful time at work when she noticed her scalp was flaking. Her fingers became inflamed; her nails were brittle and pitted. The mild psoriasis she once had as a child had returned in full force. "The flare-up was bad enough tha

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  9. Frequent Cold Sores Tied to Genetic Mutation

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- A gene mutation explains why some people develop cold sores while others do not, according to a new study. Cold sores -- blisters that appear on and around the lips -- are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). Bet

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  10. Serious MRSA Infections in U.S. Declining: CDC

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially fatal invasive infections from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are declining in the United States, according to a new government report. In a separate study, other researchers have found that hi

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