| Dec 12, 2013
| 11:47 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with eczema are especially vulnerable to allergic reactions to certain preservatives in lotions and creams, according to a new study.
With eczema, the skin doesn't function as a barrier the way it normally would, said...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 7:16 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I have eczema that comes and goes, and I'm currently using a steroid cream, which helps. I am sure when I stop the cream, it will return. Any advice? — E.H., Tampa
Dear E.H.: There are many factors to consider when treating...
| Jun 21, 2013
That old-fashioned way of cleaning your baby's pacifier with your own saliva could transfer germs that actually help boost the infant's immune system and stave off allergies, according to a recent study by Swedish researchers.
But the study is also...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Harvard Health Blog
An army of nutrition experts is constantly reminding you that most fast food is bad for your health. But they're not around to back you up when your children or grandchildren unleash powerful weapons of cuteness to convince you to...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 4:30 PM
"Canned salmon: It does a body good" doesn't pack quite the same punch as that other slogan.
"Got edamame?" Not much better.
They're worth remembering though, given a growing movement away from milk. Consumption is at its lowest level in 36 years,...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 5:49 PM
Eczema is a chronic, inflammatory skin disorder. It can appear as blisters that crust over to become scaly, itchy rashes, or as dry, thick patches of skin with scales. The main symptom is itching, and symptoms can come and go. Although eczema is not...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Last week we shared Cathy Levan's tip for buying petroleum jelly in bulk and packing it into pill boxes to save on lip balm, and suggested it would be a great Valentine's Day gift. What better way to show someone your love than to make them more...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Most new parents dream of their newborns with 10 fingers and 10 toes, and pretty, soft new baby skin. But as they grow, children can experience some very common skin conditions — some with an easy fix, and others a little more complex.
| Apr 27, 2012
| 2:02 PM
A Queens family says they're being wrongly accused of abusing their 5-year-old daughter. All because of a skin condition.
Andrew Schieffer, of Ridgewood, said he took his daughter with him to vote in the New York Republican Primary this week. Elizabeth...
| May 15, 2012
Ashlea Edwards loves to run in the sun--but the sun and heat doesn't love her.
She has bouts of acne on her face and eczema on her arms and the heat and sweat causes nothing but problems.
"I started to develop eczema on my face when I started to get...