The People's Perspective on Medicine
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Eczema

Will Taking Pycnogenol Help Heal Eczema?

One reader reports that the supplement Pycnogenol essentially eliminated chronic eczema. Basic research suggests this antioxidant could have benefit.

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Atopic Dermatitis (eczema)

Is Dupixent a Super Solution for Bad Eczema?

One reader is delighted with the way Dupixent (dupilumab) controls symptoms of eczema. This injection is pricey, however, and also has side effects.

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Alternative Health

Can Natural Remedies Help Calm Eczema?

Some people prefer to treat their itchy, red eczema with natural remedies rather than steroid creams or immune-suppresssing ointments.

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Atopic Dermatitis (eczema)

Can You Clear Eczema by Avoiding Triggers?

Eczema can be difficult to treat. One reader found that identifying an allergy to eggs and minimizing egg consumption was able to clear eczema.

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Alternative Health

How Could Flaxseed Oil Calm Your Eczema?

Flaxseed oil, rich in alpha-linolenic acid, may help ease the rash and itch of eczema. Gamma-linolenic acid from hempseed oil may also help.

Atopic Dermatitis (eczema)

What to Do When Eczema or Atopic Dermatitis Drive You Crazy

Does your skin itch? Is it red and irritated? You could have eczema or atopic dermatitis. Prescriptions work, but at a price. What about natural approaches?

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Acne (pimples)

How Aysa, an AI App, Helped a Mother with her Child’s Rash

Aysa, a new app for your tablet or smart phone, can help you determine what is wrong so you'll know whether you need to see the doctor.

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Alternative Health

Will Listerine Soothe Your Itchy Eczema?

The herbal oils in amber Listerine appear to help ease itchy eczema. Could it be due to their effect on skin bacteria?

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Allergies

You Don’t Have to Be a Farmer to Benefit from the Farm

A Dutch study shows that you don't have to be a farmer to have immune system benefits from exposure to animals and their microbes. People who live near farms have fewer allergies.

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Allergies

A Dog in the Home: Less Asthma and Eczema for Kids?

Babies living in a home with a dog are less likely to develop asthma and eczema than others without furry friends at home.

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Allergies

Can You Prevent Allergies and Eczema?

When youngsters get multiple antibiotic prescriptions as babies, their risk of developing allergies such as eczema or hay fever increases.

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Alternative Health

Try Coconut Oil on the Skin to Relieve Itchy Eczema

The itchy rash of eczema can be maddening. One family found that putting coconut oil on the skin helped their son stop scratching.

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Atopic Dermatitis (eczema)

Dandruff Shampoo Is Excellent for Eczema

Eczema can be difficult to manage, as it tends to return after the course of treatment is completed. A simple remedy offers surprising success. 

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Eczema

Natural Remedies Beat Eczema Without Drug Side Effects

Drugs prescribed for eczema (atopic dermatitis) can cause side effects which is why many people like to start with natural approaches with few side effects.

Eczema

Will Vitamin D Help Heal Eczema?

Eczema

Probiotics Protect Against Eczema

olive oil
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Atopic Dermatitis (eczema)

Oolong Tea Healed Eczema

Drinking a few cups of oolong tea every day can help control hard-to-heal eczema.

Eczema

Treating Eczema