By: Terry Graedon October 26, 2017 1 Comments
    A Dog in the Home: Less Asthma and Eczema for Ki…

    Parents may be able to reduce the chance of their children developing asthma with a simple approach: get a dog. Two studies presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology showed t…

    By: Terry Graedon September 8, 2016 2 Comments
    Can You Prevent Allergies and Eczema?

    No one knows why allergies like hay fever and eczema have become more common in many industrialized countries. But some researchers may have an idea. Their research seems to support the "Hygiene Hypot…

    By: Terry Graedon January 25, 2016 6 Comments
    Try Coconut Oil on the Skin to Relieve Itchy Ecz…

    Eczema is not very well understood. Dermatologists call it "atopic dermatitis," which implies that the red, itchy skin characteristic of eczema is fundamentally a type of allergic reaction. In most ca…

    By: Terry Graedon January 4, 2016 13 Comments
    Dandruff Shampoo Is Excellent for Eczema

    Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, can be frustrating. It may recur many times in a year, and although certain conditions may be more likely to bring it on, sometimes it just show up with no rhy…

    By: Joe Graedon January 5, 2015 5 Comments
    Natural Remedies Beat Eczema Without Drug Side E…

    This is a bad time of year for people with eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis. That's because the red, itchy rash is aggravated by indoor heating and low humidity. Frequent hand washing can also …

    By: Terry Graedon March 13, 2014 4 Comments
    Will Vitamin D Help Heal Eczema?

    Eczema in children is common and often becomes more troublesome in the winter. Investigators in Boston conducted a pilot study to see whether vitamin D supplements would benefit children with persiste…

    By: Joe Graedon January 3, 2013 3 Comments
    Probiotics Protect Against Eczema

    Young children frequently suffer from eczema. This skin condition, also known as atopic dermatitis, can cause redness, itching and significant discomfort. It is notoriously difficult to treat. Dermato…

    By: Joe Graedon November 5, 2012 16 Comments
    Olive Oil Eases Eczema

    Q. My daughters both suffer from eczema. It's just heartbreaking. My older daughter had it on her hands starting when she was one. It was so bad that her skin started to bleed and crack, and her nails…

    By: Terry Graedon August 6, 2012 15 Comments
    Oolong Tea Healed Eczema

    Eczema, also termed atopic dermatitis, can be very persistent. Dermatologists often prescribe strong steroid creams, and that usually eases the symptoms for a while. But once the cream or lotion is no…

    By: Terry Graedon January 9, 2012 29 Comments
    Treating Eczema

    Q. Are there any simple treatments for severe eczema other than steroids? I just hate to keep smearing steroid cream on my skin all the time. A. Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a skin infl…

    By: Terry Graedon January 2, 2012 12 Comments
    Milk of Magnesia Eases Eczema

    Q. I am amazed at all the uses for milk of magnesia that I have read about in your newspaper column. I know people use it as a deodorant. I have eczema. When I read your article on how it helps poison…

    By: Joe Graedon January 6, 2011 25 Comments
    Persistent Eczema Relieved with Borage Oil

    Q. I am a 51-year-old female who has been plagued with persistent eczema. The skin on my hands was always red, itchy, cracked and often bleeding. My hands were always covered with bandages or gauze. D…

    By: Terry Graedon December 26, 2010 7 Comments
    Home Remedies for Eczema

    Q. Do you know of any home remedies for help in relieving symptoms of eczema? When humidity is low, my skin condition is aggravated something awful. It gets dry, itchy, red and ugly where it cracks an…

    By: Terry Graedon November 29, 2010 8 Comments
    Metal Watchband Behind Eczema

    Q. I have been troubled with eczema for the last two years, with the worst outbreaks happening between September and June. I figured it had to do with colder, drier weather. Then I read a comment from…

    By: Terry Graedon October 18, 2010 28 Comments
    Nickel Allergy Responsible for Eczema

    Q. I suffered with eczema for years. It was so bad that my sheets were bloody when I woke up. The intense itch in my hands was torture. I saw numerous doctors, including dermatologists, who prescribed…

    By: Joe Graedon March 31, 2009 27 Comments
    Unexpected Remedies for Eczema

    Q. I am bothered with a patch of eczema on my face (chin area) that has not responded to any of the expensive steroid creams that have been prescribed. A friend told me that her dermatologist had her …

    By: Joe Graedon October 16, 2007 5 Comments
    Probiotics For Children With Eczema?

    Q. My one-year-old son has been suffering from eczema. It hasn't improved in spite of numerous visits to different dermatologists and the use of OTC creams and antibiotic regimens. We have tried remov…