Category Archives: What is Eczema?

PROTOPIC BLACK BOX WARNING

BlackBox_EMThe skin on my wrists is much lighter than the rest of my body.  It looks bleached and patchy, red, pink and scratchy.  It’s easy to blame yourself for how bad your eczema has gotten, but it’s necessary to understand it’s not all your fault.  We trust our doctors and dermatologists to give us good advice and only recommend medications fit for healing our skin.   Continue reading


GLUTEN ALLERGY LINKED TO ECZEMA

gluten_EMMedical evidence links gluten allergies/intolerances as a cause of eczema flareups, studies have shown.  According to the National Eczema Association and the Livestrong Foundation, people with eczema may potentially have an allergy or intolerance to foods containing gluten.  The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but allergies, the environment and other substances can aggravate it. In particular, having a wheat or gluten allergy may trigger eczema, according to the Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy. Continue reading


ECZEMA APPS FOR SMARTPHONES

I was excited to see there’s an eczema application for both Androids and iPhones.  I have the iPhone 4s and recently discovered two apps I’d like to share with all of you.

1) POScorad –  Not sure what that even stands for, but what’s important to know about this app is the tracking feature.  Oh, and the app is FREE (one of my favorite words).  When you open the app, a diagram of a person is Continue reading


WHAT IS ECZEMA?

Eczema is also known as atopic dermatitis.  “Eczema is a chronic skin condition in which the skin becomes itchy, reddened, cracked and dry,” according to the Medical News Today official web site.  In other terms, eczema is something a person is born with in their genetic makeup.  It is a condition where the skin has an inability to stay Continue reading