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Laundry sensitivity and eczema

Laundry Soap Sensitivity and Eczema

Laundry Soap Sensitivity and Eczema

Laundry Soap Sensitivity and Eczema Many people with eczema have sensitivities to laundry detergents. Sensitivities can range from mild irritation to serious flare triggers. Some members can have a negative reaction to laundry detergent on...
Posted 06/16/2019
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Handling Rude Comments about Eczema

Handling Rude Comments about Eczema

Handling Rude Comments about Eczema Many members of MyEczemaTeam have been on the receiving end of rude or insensitive comments about their skin. Rude comments, or fear of receiving rude comments, can lead to self-consciousness among people with...
Posted 06/07/2019
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What Kerry Washington's Eczema Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Kerry Washington's Eczema Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

When actress Kerry Washington, known for her role in the ABC drama "Scandal," revealed she has had eczema since childhood, a wave of empathy and validation washed over the eczema community. “Wow. Even her, too?”Three things happen for us when a...
Posted 06/06/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing a chronic...
Posted 06/05/2019
Bathing and eczema

Bathing and Eczema

Bathing and Eczema

Bathing and EczemaThe prospect of a shower or bath can feel overwhelming for people with eczema. Members of MyEczemaTeam struggle with discomfort from bathing, dry skin, and adverse reactions to soaps and shampoos. “I need a shower but dreading...
Posted 06/01/2019
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Sleep and Eczema

Sleep and Eczema

Sleep and EczemaDisrupted sleep is a common challenge for members of MyEczemaTeam. Members often struggle to fall asleep due to itchy skin or find themselves woken up in the middle of the night by itching. “I went to sleep a little before...
Posted 05/21/2019
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Putting Yourself First

Putting Yourself First

Have you ever put someone’s else’s needs ahead of your own? We all do it - we’re human, after all. There is a name for this generous tendency. Economists refer to this situation, when one person's well-being cannot be improved without making...
Posted 05/16/2019
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Are You Afraid to Say No?

Are You Afraid to Say No?

Yes. No. I mean – maybe? Well, okay. Have you ever wanted to be able to say "no" without feeling guilty? Without feeling you're letting someone down? Many of us struggle with disappointing anyone with a 'no.' At the same time, those two letters,...
Posted 05/01/2019
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Why Do Some Kids With Eczema Develop Food Allergies?

Why Do Some Kids With Eczema Develop Food Allergies?

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have added to a growing body of evidence that skin plays a major role in food allergies.Their study of 62 children with eczema found that those with food...
Posted 03/14/2019
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Why Eczema Is Tougher to Treat for Black Patients

Why Eczema Is Tougher to Treat for Black Patients

By Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, can be very difficult to control in some people.But the skin condition, which leads to dry, itchy and inflamed skin, is...
Posted 02/22/2019
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