Tag Archives: Dermatologist

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

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ECZEMA LINKED TO THYROID?

I was talking to my boyfriend’s mom about the affect the thyroid gland can have on an array of body functions.  She said it can affect your weight, mood, and even your skin.  In three weeks, I’m going to the doctor’s to get a physical and she suggested I have my thyroid checked Continue reading


LIGHT THERAPY

I went to the dentist last Monday and spoke with one of the ladies who worked there.  She noticed the eczema on my hands and told me a story about her husband, who also has eczema, but on his hands and feet.  Jolleen told me his eczema is so bad, his feet bleed on a daily basis. Continue reading


GO GREEN

Sometimes no matter what ointments we use or medicines we take, our eczema flareups don’t seem to dissipate.  As patients of eczema, we should consider other alternatives for healing.  These are some natural and organic products worth trying:

Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Olive oil has been used to soften and soothe skin Continue reading


1ST STEPS TO AN “ECZEMA-PROOF” HOME

Clean, clean, clean! If your home isn’t clean, your skin won’t be happy.  Here are the first few steps you can taking in keeping your environment free of irritants that instigate eczema breakouts.

1) Dusting.  Keep a clean home.  House dust and dust mites 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