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  • I Have A Skin Rash: Is It Allergic Contact Dermatitis?
    When you talk to a dermatologist about allergies, you may think of a condition called allergic contact dermatitis. This occurs when a substance has come in contact with the skin and the immune system, over 1-2 weeks, mounts an immunologic response causing swelling, redness and itching...
  • Do You Have Sensitive Skin? Don't Stress About It!
    Generally if you have easily irritated or reactive skin, then you have 'sensitive skin'. Most of the time sensitive skin relates to the face. Sensitive skin can be caused by a genetic predisposition or environmental factors. It appears as a redness, a swelling, itchy and dry irritation to the face...
  • Do You Have Itchy, Red Hands?
    Do you have itchy, red hands? You are not alone, as this is a very common condition, affecting about 10% of women and 4% of men. It's most common for people that do a lot of work in a wet environment. If you are a homemaker, mechanic, parent, bartender, hairdresser, dental worker or surgeons, you've probably experienced this condition, as constantly wetting and drying your hands is a common thread amongst people with hand eczema...
  • Eczema - The Itch That Rashes
    Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis is, an intense itch that can lead to insomnia, irritability and stress. When you scratch, it aggravates the rash and creates an itch-scratch-rash cycle that can lead to a thickening and roughness of the skin (lichenification), dryness (xerosis) and occasionally a secondary infection...
  • Dry Skin Prevention - The Winter Itch Is Coming
    Winter is coming, and shortly after the cold weather arrives doctors will be seeing the annual surge of people troubled by dry, itchy winter skin and by hand eczema. Much of this seasonal misery can be easily prevented. Workmen's Compensation claims for hand eczema can also be reduced by education and simple preventive measures...
  • Winter Weather Can Make Your Eczema Flare Up
    With cold dry weather of winter approaching, you should be aware that it can make your eczema (also called atopic dermatitis) flare up by drying out your skin and causing it to crack, and become chapped. Although eczema is a chronic condition, remission is possible and control is definitely available. Here are some tips to help you "weather" the winter months...
  • Foods, Nutrition and Eczema - Is There a Link?
    Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a chronic, recurring skin inflammation that appears as blisters that dry to become a scaly, itchy rash ...
  • Do You Have Eczema? How to help stop the itch
    The cause of eczema is not entirely understood, although genetic, immunological and skin barrier defects are important factors...
  • Itching to find out more about your skin? Maybe its eczema
    It is more likely for you to develop atopic dermatitis, the most common type of eczema, if you have family members who also have this condition...
  • Can't Get Your Child to Stop Itching?
    Eczema tends to run in families, so having family members with eczema increases the chance of you developing it. This skin condition usually begins before 2 years of age and becomes less common in older children and adults...

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