Eczema & Psoriasis Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Wheat, Dairy, Celiac

    Wheat, Dairy, Celiac and Allergies

    My 9-month-old was diagnosed with eczema at 3 months. She is in the 10th percentile range for weight. Her eczema seems to be worse with wheat or dairy and celiac has been mentioned. Is there an association between low…

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  • Food Allergies

    Food Allergies: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Food hypersensitivity, Oral allergy syndrome, Allergic proctocolitis Introduction to food allergies: Many parents of infants and toddlers are told that food allergies don’t happen that young, or that they are very rare. We’ve learned that food allergies certainly do happen and that they are common – affecting about 1 in 18 children before […]

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  • Asthma

    Asthma: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Reactive airway disease, wheezy bronchitis, viral-associated wheezing, bronchiolitis Introduction to asthma: Asthma is one of the most common disorders affecting children. As many as 10 percent of children have some degree of asthma, and the number has been rising steadily since about 1980. Thankfully, advances in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma have […]

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  • Allergies

    Allergies (Allergic Rhinitis): A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Nasal allergies, Allergic rhinitis, Hay fever, Seasonal allergic rhinitis, Perennial allergic rhinitis, Pollen allergy, House dust allergy, Pet allergies, Mold allergies Introduction to allergies: Children with allergies tend to get more ear infections, more colds, and have more sleepless nights than their peers. Far too often, the underlying allergies are missed and children […]

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  • Preventing Eczema

    Preventing Eczema

    Each year in the western world, eczema gets more common. We know that breastfeeding can prevent eczema, and that mothers’ avoiding certain allergic foods can further decrease the risk. Another powerful way to prevent eczema was reported in a study in the January 2002 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

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  • Farm Life and Immunity

    Farm Life and Immunity

    Children who are raised on a farm have a significantly reduced risk of asthma, eczema, and hayfever, according to a study in the October 6, 2001 issue of The Lancet. Non-farm children who were exposed to stables during their first year also showed this protective effect, with the degree of protection depending on the duration […]

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  • Fast Facts about Yogurt and Beneficial Bacteria

    Fast Facts about Yogurt and Beneficial Bacteria

    The opposite of antibiotics are probiotics – a term coined in 1965 to describe substances that favor the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the body.

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  • Psoriasis

    What is Psoriasis?

    What is psoriasis? Why did it take so long for my son to be diagnosed?

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  • Growing Understanding about what Causes Psoriasis

    Growing Understanding about what Causes Psoriasis

    Dr. Greene, our little son has had a horrible rash for three months and it is getting worse. He has seen 5 doctors, including 3 dermatologists, and we’ve lost track of the number of unhelpful prescriptions. They say it’s…

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  • New Treatments for Psoriasis

    New Treatments for Psoriasis

    For years, the mainstays of psoriasis treatment have been steroid creams, coal tar preparations, and moisturizers. For mild rashes, these have been sufficient. For severe psoriasis, people have resorted to immunosuppressive chemotherapy, such as methotrexate and cyclosporin, which are usually effective but have severe short-term and long-term side effects.

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