Category Archives: "Eczema and Dermatitis"
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 […]
Recent studies have shown that sleep is critically important to health. If you’re not getting 7-8 hours on most nights, you’re more at risk for type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Worse, some studies have indicated that those who regularly get less sleep than they should are at an increased risk for […]