Tag Archives: eczema

Beyond Medications: Treatments for Atopic Dermatitis

By Peter A. Lio Anyone afflicted with even a mild, occasional case of atopic dermatitis (AD) or eczema knows how annoying and distracting it can be. The skin is our primary defense against the world, and is well armed to fight off irritants and infections. Every square inch of the skin is equipped with first […]

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Things That Go Itch in the Night

By Dr. Paul Ehrlich On a recent Doctor Radio program, a caller asked why her child’s eczema seemed so much worse at night than when she woke up in the morning.  I told this mother that the secretion of cortisol, the precursor of cortisone, our own natural anti-inflammatory hormone, is at its highest point in […]

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