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What do Bleach Baths do for Eczema?

I often get amazed and concerned looks from patients when I suggest that they do bleach baths for their eczema, but done correctly they are very safe and can be effective for some types of eczema. Some types of eczema are driven by staph bacteria that live on the skin. Bleach baths work to decrease […]


What Exactly is Keratosis Pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris (usually called “KP”) is a very common, benign, readily diagnosable condition. The most typical cases present with rough bumps on the posterior arms, anterior thighs, or cheeks, and frequently occurs in individuals or families with atopy (e.g. atopic dermatitis/eczema, seasonal allergies, food allergies).           The latin name is appropriate. […]


Your Essential Guide to Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis (AD), the most common form of eczema, is the most common inflammatory skin disease of man. It affects approximately 20% of children and 10% of adults. In comparison, psoriasis affects 2-3% of the US population. Everyone from newborns to senior citizens can suffer from AD. Infants commonly show the red rash on the […]


What is Polypodium Leucotomos?

Patients sometimes ask us, “Is there a sunscreen that I can take in a pill form?” So far, nothing beats the topical application of sunscreens/sunblocks as well as sun protective clothing and sun avoidance. However, oral supplementation with various plant extracts are emerging as potential boosters of sun protection. Some of the greatest interest surrounds […]


5 Things to Look for in a Moisturizer

Moisturizing your skin has many benefits from feeling and looking healthier to prevention of problems such as itch or eczema. Moisturizers are available as lotions, creams, or ointments. Rather than adding moisture to your skin their primary role is to prevent loss of water from the skin by “sealing in” moisture. Most people find ointment-based […]