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One Mom’s tips for laundry day When my son was first diagnosed with eczema, laundry was the furthest thing from my mind. We went through countless tests, dietary changes, shopping for the best creams, sleepless nights, etc., etc. I didn’t realize until much later that our laundry detergent, even though it was “natural,” was irritating […]
From dust mites to pet dander, we walk you through the common triggers for asthma and allergic rhinitis and show you how to manage symptoms. May 23, 2017 By Kathryn Jones If you have atopic dermatitis (AD), you’ve probably heard the terms “atopic march” or “atopic triad.” This is when people with AD also develop […]
Bust out that yoga mat because researchers are getting closer to understanding the benefits of stress reduction for inflammatory skin diseases.
April 18, 2017 Tips for getting a handle on one of eczema’s most annoying symptom areas—the hands Our hands are among the worst body parts to develop an eczema rash, hands down (excuse the pun) because we rely on them so heavily to perform basic everyday tasks. Itchy, painful rashes are more distracting and seem […]
June 9, 2014 – The challenge of enjoying exercise without exacerbating your eczema can be a delicate balancing act.
What is atopic dermatitis (AD)? AD is a severe form of eczema, which is an umbrella term used to describe a group of conditions that result in itchy, red, and irritated skin. It is a chronic, inflammatory disease that results in red, itchy patches on the skin that can crack and weep. AD falls into […]
The HBO mini-series called “The Night Of” is about a complicated murder case set in New York City. It’s about the transformation of a young Pakistani-American man from a “nice guy” to a Riker’s Island criminal. It’s also about eczema. And how this condition can affect every part of a person’s life. Actor John Turturro […]
By Jennifer Moyer Darr, LCSW, National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado Children as young as three-years-old begin to notice differences about others (Chernyshov, 2016) and react to these differences. Sometimes, they are just curious and no harm is intended. Sometimes bullying follows. Bullying can occur in the form of verbal, physical, social or psychological taunts […]
November 17, 2016 – According to a new Understand AD survey of 505 American adults (18 years of age and older) who self-reported being diagnosed with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, results show that the disease goes beyond physical signs and symptoms and negatively impacts their lives socially and psychologically. The results, unveiled during Eczema Awareness Month, […]
October 28, 2016 – Did you know that 1 in 10 children in the US have eczema? With so many children struggling to live with eczema, we wanted to hear from our members how eczema directly impacts the quality of life of their school-age children, and their entire family. So this past August, we asked NEA parents […]