What to Do if Your Child Has Eczema

Patches of red, scaly skin on your baby may be as unwelcome as a 3 a.m. diaper change, but they’re about as typical. Up to 30 percent of children under age 2 have atopic dermatitis (eczema), says Cleveland Clinic pediatric dermatologist Joan Tamburro, DO. Eczema is an inflammation of the skin that tends to run … Read More

Do You Know What’s Growing on Your Loofah?

You may love your loofah, but don’t get too attached. You won’t want the things that can lurk in a loofah to linger. By their nature, loofah sponges have lots of nooks and crannies, and they’re very porous. When people use a loofah to scrub off dead skin cells, those cells become lodged in the … Read More

Lupus, Sun and Vacation: 4 Tips to Prevent Flares (Video)

With warmer weather, people often get the itch to travel. For lupus patients, vacationing could also mean sun exposure, which in turn can cause rashes, arthritis flares or even serious inflammation of organs. In fact, six to 10 people with lupus are sun sensitive. But lupus patients can still spend time outside. With some solid … 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

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FDA Mandates New Acetaminophen Warning

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will require manufacturers of drugs containing acetaminophen to include a new message on drug labels to warn consumers of the connection between acetaminophen and rare, but serious skin reactions that can sometimes be fatal. But despite the dire-sounding warning, the FDA has identified only 107 … Read More

Avoiding Poison Ivy: 3-leaved Pesky Rash-maker

“Leaves of three, let it be.” Maybe you recognize this easy phrase to keep away from poison ivy. Smaller kids may need to be taught this too, and given some other pointers, to keep them rash-free. Read the full story A Poison Ivy Primer for Parents  

Bad Reactions to Temporary Henna Tattoos

You’re on spring or summer break, walking the beach and boardwalk with your friends. You spot a temporary tattoo kiosk. You think, “Why not?” Get some cool body art to show off — and all without dreaded permanent Tattoo Regret. Yet even with temporary tattoos you need to be sure of what you’re getting into. … Read More

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