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eczema

Skin
August 8, 2019

These good bacteria live on your skin

By now, you’ve probably heard of the gut microbiome: the array of microorganisms that live in your digestive system. It turns out that your skin has its own community too.
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Skin
August 2, 2019

Can you treat eczema with your diet?

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a condition known to cause patches of dry, itchy skin on your body. It usually develops as a result of inflammation.
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Child HealthParenting
May 13, 2019

How to treat the yellow rash on your baby’s scalp

Are there flaky or scaly patches on your baby’s head? While dandruff may be somewhat rare in babies, cradle cap isn’t. Here is how you can treat it.
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Skin
November 27, 2018

What your skin is telling you about your health

Your skin reflects your health. Imagine a mirror that echoes from the inside out; chances are that if you’re generally unhealthy – the evidence shows up on your skin. As your largest organ, your skin needs (and deserves) the best care and nourishment. Your diet plays a vital role here. What you put in is what you get out. So, watch what you eat to avoid any unexpected “guests” showing up on your face and body. Some skin issues are way beyond your control, but for the most part, there are ways you can give your skin a healthy boost.…
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Skin
April 20, 2018

Treat your dry and scaly skin

Does your skin feel dry and scaly? Are you ashy all over even after you’ve rubbed on body lotion? Dry skin is an uncomfortable condition, leading to itchiness, scaliness and cracked parts on your body. This can happen for many reasons. Dry skin can start on any part of the body too. Even if your skin tends to be oily, you can develop dry skin from time to time. Why is your skin scaly? The outer layer of your skin is a mixture of dead skin cells and natural oils, which help it hold on to water. If this layer…
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Skin
October 27, 2017

The different types of eczema

Eczema is a skin condition which affects adults and children, and it often gets worse when you start scratching the affected area. The term eczema is a general term which applies to symptoms of a recurring skin rash, which are often accompanied by: redness, swelling, dryness, itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding. The 3 main types of eczema Atopic Dermatitis This is the most common form of eczema, and triggers include environmental factors, food or skin irritants like soaps and lotions. General symptoms include dry, itchy skin and rashes on the face, inside the elbows, behind the knees,…
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Skin
October 31, 2016

Skin deep

Your latest pimple or blemish may have you running to the closest pharmacy for a facial scrub, but common skin conditions like moles could instead be a mirror into your health and immune system. (more…)
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Skin
July 22, 2016

10 things to know about Eczema

Here’s an inside scoop into the doctor’s office: If you go to your GP complaining of a red, itchy rash, your doctor’s first thought is “It’s probably eczema.” Why? Because – statistically – it probably is. That doesn’t mean you don’t need to be examined. However, after just a quick look and a few questions, your doctor may very likely dispense a small tube of lotion to clear up your eczema in a few days. Eczema is one of the most common skin conditions. If you’ve ever had a rash, it may very well have been it. So here are…
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