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Woman holding her hand to her left breast, suffering from under breast rash and under-breast itchingAlternative HealthTerry Graedon - September 12, 2022 - 24 comments

Will Milk of Magnesia Help Under-Breast Itching?

How can you control under-breast itching? Many women share their remedies, from Listerine to Milk of Magnesia. A low-sugar diet also helps.

Terry Graedon - August 10, 2020

Will Reactions to Foods Make Your Eczema Worse?

hand with eczema red patches on fingers
Alternative HealthTerry Graedon - July 13, 2020

Are There Helpful Home Remedies for Eczema?

Readers have recommended home remedies for eczema. Which ones have you tried for treating atopic dermatitis?

eczema on fingertips, solutions for cracked fingertips
Atopic Dermatitis (eczema)Terry Graedon - April 20, 2020

How Do You Heal Eczema on Fingertips?

Have you had trouble with cracked, split fingertips? One reader reports success treating eczema on fingertips with a lotion containing urea.

hand with eczema red patches on fingers
Alternative HealthTerry Graedon - April 22, 2019

Can Natural Remedies Help Calm Eczema?

Some people prefer to treat their itchy, red eczema with natural remedies rather than steroid creams or immune-suppresssing ointments.

Close up of bad eczema rash, atopic dermatitis, on a women's leg
Atopic Dermatitis (eczema)Terry Graedon - January 28, 2019

Can You Clear Eczema by Avoiding Triggers?

Eczema can be difficult to treat. One reader found that identifying an allergy to eggs and minimizing egg consumption was able to clear eczema.

Brown flax seeds in spoon and flaxseed oil in glass bottle
Alternative HealthTerry Graedon - January 21, 2019

How Could Flaxseed Oil Calm Your Eczema?

Flaxseed oil, rich in alpha-linolenic acid, may help ease the rash and itch of eczema. Gamma-linolenic acid from hempseed oil may also help.

Atopic Dermatitis (eczema)Joe Graedon - December 24, 2018

What to Do When Eczema or Atopic Dermatitis Drive You Crazy

Does your skin itch? Is it red and irritated? You could have eczema or atopic dermatitis. Prescriptions work, but at a price. What about natural approaches?

poison ivy plants in the underbrush
Acne (pimples)Terry Graedon - November 1, 2018

How Aysa, an AI App, Helped a Mother with her Child’s Rash

Aysa, a new app for your tablet or smart phone, can help you determine what is wrong so you'll know whether you need to see the doctor.

itchy eczema
Alternative HealthTerry Graedon - July 2, 2018

Will Listerine Soothe Your Itchy Eczema?

The herbal oils in amber Listerine appear to help ease itchy eczema. Could it be due to their effect on skin bacteria?

a coconut and coconut oil on a spoon
Alternative HealthTerry Graedon - January 25, 2016

Try Coconut Oil on the Skin to Relieve Itchy Eczema

The itchy rash of eczema can be maddening. One family found that putting coconut oil on the skin helped their son stop scratching.

A bottle of Selsun Blue dandruff shampoo to ease eczema, under-breast rash with dandruff shampoo
Atopic Dermatitis (eczema)Terry Graedon - January 4, 2016

Dandruff Shampoo Is Excellent for Eczema

Eczema can be difficult to manage, as it tends to return after the course of treatment is completed. A simple remedy offers surprising success. 

teapot with two small cups
Atopic Dermatitis (eczema)Terry Graedon - August 6, 2012

Oolong Tea Healed Eczema

Drinking a few cups of oolong tea every day can help control hard-to-heal eczema.