Category Archives: "Eczema and Dermatitis"
Do you have sensitive skin? How would you know? Most of us figure that if our skin reacts to certain products, develops inflammation or acne easily, or gets dry and irritated at the drop of a hat, we have sensitive skin. But that’s not always the case. If you think you have sensitive skin, you
Skin allergies are on the rise, particularly in children. In a 2014 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), researchers found that 11.6 percent of children under the age of 18 suffered from skin allergies. And though many skin allergies go away as kids grow up, not all of them do. If you find that your skin
Cold air, harsh winds, and indoor heating can wreak havoc on your skin if you have eczema. Symptoms usually get worse this time of year, and you may notice more frequent flare-ups than you experienced during the summer. Sometimes called the “winter itch,” winter eczema causes not only dry skin, but more flaking and itching.
Nina was having lunch with her girlfriend when she started to feel a little self-conscious. Her neck was itching and though she’d scratched a couple times it wouldn’t quit. She tried to ignore it but the itch continued until she had to scratch again, harder this time. Her girlfriend asked if she was okay, and