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Setting intentions for 2020 with eczema

Setting Intentions for 2020 With Eczema

Setting Intentions for 2020 With Eczema

Eat healthier. Exercise more. Learn a new skill. Pay off a credit card. Many of us have made similar New Year’s resolutions over the years. And many of us have also ended January feeling like failures because we didn’t follow through perfectly. We...
Posted 01/02/2020
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What Is Atopic Dermatitis?

What Is Atopic Dermatitis?

KEY TAKEAWAYS:Atopic dermatitis is a chronic, severe type of eczema.There is a strong association between atopic dermatitis, asthma, and allergies including hay fever.Atopic dermatitis usually develops in young children and may last lifelong.Many...
Posted 12/16/2019
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Eczema in Adolescents

Eczema in Adolescents

KEY TAKEAWAYS:Eczema frequently begins in childhood, but it can continue into adolescence and adulthood. Many people don’t “outgrow” childhood eczema.Eczema can lead to emotional and social difficulties. Many teens and young adults with eczema...
Posted 12/16/2019
Practicing gratitude with eczema

Practicing Gratitude With Eczema

Practicing Gratitude With Eczema

This time of the year can be overwhelming with expectations around the holidays, and living with eczema doesn’t make it any easier. One way to find some relief from the pressure and stress is to focus on gratitude. You might find gratefulness in a...
Posted 12/02/2019
Eczema and sun allergies

Eczema and Sun Allergies

Eczema and Sun Allergies

Sunlight helps some people relieve symptoms of eczema, but not if you have a rare sun allergy known as photosensitivity dermatitis. Some 1-3 percent of people with eczema - including members of MyEczemaTeam - experience a worsening of symptoms...
Posted 11/18/2019
Enjoying the holidays while living with eczema

Enjoying the Holidays While Living With Eczema

Enjoying the Holidays While Living With Eczema

Living with or caring for a child with eczema may change your holidays, but you can still have enjoyable and meaningful celebrations. Although eczema may make some holiday traditions challenging, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy connecting with...
Posted 10/27/2019
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You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Eczema. Now What?

You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Eczema. Now What?

We all respond differently to information about our health. After learning you or your child have eczema, you might be stunned, scared, or even relieved to have answers that explain itching, painful rashes, and cracked skin. No matter what you’re...
Posted 10/02/2019
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How Good Boundaries Make Life With Eczema Easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Eczema Easier

There is an old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Having healthy boundaries in relationships is important for everyone, especially for people with a chronic skin condition like eczema. Setting and defending boundaries allows you to...
Posted 09/11/2019
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Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with eczema can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself needing to say "no" more often than you did before you developed a skin condition. Do you have a tough time being direct with others about how you feel?...
Posted 08/16/2019
Reducing and preventing eczema flares

Reducing and Preventing Eczema Flares

Reducing and Preventing Eczema Flares

Preventing eczema flares or reducing their severity is a top priority for members of MyEczemaTeam. The first step to preventing or reducing flares is understanding what triggers flares. Members have learned to identify their triggers by noticing...
Posted 07/21/2019
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