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Is Laundry Detergent Causing Your Child’s Skin Rash?

The market is bubbling over with detergents for baby laundry, some claiming to be No. 1 with pediatricians or recommended by dermatologists. Washing children’s clothing and blankets in gentle, hypoallergenic detergent can help protect delicate skin. But when can you start washing Baby’s items with the regular family laundry? “There is no set time. It … Read More

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Yes, You Really Can Be Allergic to the Cold

After months of frigid weather, you might joke that you’re allergic to the cold. But some people really do have an allergy to cold temperatures. This winter has been exceptionally tough for people with a sensitivity to cold, says immunologist Sandra Hong, MD. “Every time they go out in certain temperatures, they’ll break out in hives in any … Read More

Your 8 Biggest Acne Myths Busted

When pimples start popping up, so does the advice about treating and preventing acne. But it isn’t always backed by medical evidence, so it’s important to be able to separate fact from fiction. We asked dermatologist Jennifer Lucas, MD, to address these commonly held acne beliefs: 1. Putting Listerine or toothpaste on a zit will clear it up Maybe, … Read More

Use Common Sense When Wearing Body Slimmers

Ladies, we all know the marvels achievable with shapewear – those slimming, stretchy undergarments that can help you go down a dress size and make your body seem smaller and firmer. Unlike Victorian-era corsets, with their tight lacings and metal panels, modern-day shapewear is not going to permanently narrow your ribcage or relocate your organs. … Read More