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Got Eczema? How About Health Care?
Eczema is a frustrating problem — it itches, and you don’t look your best in sleeveless tops. And you may have trouble getting access to health care.
Kids' Eczema Tied to Warts and Infection
The exact cause of childhood eczema is not known, but it may involve an issue with the immune system that increases the risk of other health problems.
Eczema May Stick Around for Life
It's not uncommon for children to experience symptoms of eczema, a skin condition also called atopic dermatitis. It is less understood how long those symptoms last for individuals.
Additives Didn't Spur Skin Condition
People with a mysterious skin condition are eager for doctors to pinpoint a cause. Based on a new study, researchers may be able to strike one potential source of the irritation.
Antibiotic Use in Infancy Could Increase Risk of Asthma
The number of people with asthma has significantly increased over the last three decades. Different medical exposures during infancy may have something to do with the rising number.
Mommy's Mouth: Super Pacifier Cleaner
You're out with your baby and the pacifier falls on the ground. You pop it in your mouth to "clean" it and give it back to your baby. Can that simple act affect your baby's future allergies?
Does Baby Formula Need Prebiotics?
Prevention of allergies in children is a murky science. Some parents may add prebiotic supplements to baby formula in the hopes that the prebiotics could reduce allergy risk.
Is Fast Food Flaring Kids' Allergies?
It’s no surprise to find out that healthy kids eat healthy food. But what about kids who eat fast food several times per week? Can the body be allergic to junk food?
Taking the Itch Off
Itching, bumpy, burning skin? Looking at your arm wondering, "Well where did this come from?" Irritation of the skin, or contact dermatitis, can be caused by either irritants or allergens. Knowing what type of irritation is occurring, how to treat it and what the leading causes are can help you cope with these skin issues.
Battle of the Bug Bites
As you're enjoying Memorial Day meals this weekend, don't be surprised to see six-legged friends scavenging for meals. Hopefully, they'll go after your food crumbs and not your blood.