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Can Tattoos and Eczema Co-Exist?

Yes, tattoos and eczema can co-exist. However, those with eczema-prone skin run the risk of inciting a flare-up by getting a tattoo, as well as aggravating symptoms such as itchiness and redness. Using tattoo ink designed for sensitive skin and getting a tattoo in an area where you rarely or never have flare-ups are two ways to limit your risk.

If you are prone to eczema flare-ups, it is recommended that you consult first with your dermatologist before getting a tattoo.

Potential Side-Effects of Getting a Tattoo When You Have Eczema

Eczema is an inflammatory skin

Can Tattoos and Eczema Co-Exist?

Is Eczema Contagious?

Eczema is a common inflammatory skin condition that causes red, inflamed, and often itchy rashes on the skin. Though it may look unsightly, eczema doesn’t mean that the skin is infected or dirty, and it is not contagious.

It isn’t possible to pass eczema from person to person, even if you have an active rash or you come into contact with someone who has an active rash. If you think you might have caught a rash from another person, it is most likely not eczema.

What Causes Eczema?

Unfortunately, doctors are still working on determining the exact cause of eczema. However, the experts

Is Eczema Contagious?

Is Eczema the Same as Athlete’s Foot?

Eczema is not the same as Athlete’s Foot, though both skin conditions have similar symptoms. These similarities can pose problems if you start to develop dry skin, red cracks, or itching and burning on your feet. Do you reach for the eczema cream or apply an antifungal product?

What Is Athlete’s Foot?

Athlete’s Foot is a fungal infection that generally appears on the feet as a red, itchy, and scaly rash. This skin condition is contagious and is generally transmitted in wet, warm, communal places like gym showers or locker rooms – giving it its colloquial name.

Unfortunately, the symptoms

Is Eczema the Same as Athlete’s Foot?

Why More and More Parents Are Avoiding Parabens in Their Kid’s Shampoo Products

Our skin is the largest organ in the human body. It’s sensitive to all sorts of external stimuli. And while it might seem like a solid barrier against chemicals that might do us harm, it’s actually quite porous. All sorts of compounds are absorbed by the skin and introduced directly into the bloodstream. We commonly think of our skin as a brick wall, but it’s more like a sponge, blocking some objects while drinking up others. Would you be comfortable building your house from sponge?

Your skin’s permeability is helpful when it comes to medicines and other skincare treatments with beneficial

Why More and More Parents Are Avoiding Parabens in Their Kid’s Shampoo Products

Why Should You Switch to Fragrance-Free Products?

Everyone knows that when you wash your hair, your shower should explode with the scents of honeysuckle, mango, and tea tree, right? You simply aren’t clean unless your nostrils are full of lavender or rosemary. And how can you know that you’ve applied eczema cream if it doesn’t smell like a pina colada? Your bathroom should be a clown car of flowery, fruity smells.

None of that is true. Yes, fragrances can enhance our experience with certain personal care products, but we often don’t think of the potential pitfalls involved in their use. The scents we use in commercial personal care

Why Should You Switch to Fragrance-Free Products?

Why Is Scalp Health Important?

Though it’s easy to forget about, the scalp is skin, too. And, just like the skin on the face or the body, the scalp needs love and care. Scalp health is important because it can help prevent a whole host of hair issues, from hair loss to dandruff.

An Unhealthy Scalp Can Prevent Hair Growth

The hair on the head grows out of the scalp’s hair follicles. The follicles don’t just grow hair, though. They also produce sebum – an oily substance that helps moisturize and protect skin. What happens if the follicles secrete too much sebum? Or too little? One potential

Why Is Scalp Health Important?

Do Humidifiers Help Eczema?

Eczema is an inflammatory skin disorder that causes dry, itchy, and red rashes. It’s often made worse by environmental triggers like cold temperatures and dry air, as they can further dry out and irritate the skin.

Using a humidifier can help keep a room from becoming too dry, which can, in turn, help soothe and moisturize eczema-prone skin and reduce flare-ups.

What Causes Eczema?

The exact cause of eczema is unknown, though experts believe it’s a combination of genetics and the environment.

It’s well-known that eczema runs in families, especially those with other inflammatory conditions like asthma, food allergies, and hay

Do Humidifiers Help Eczema?

Can eczema cause other health issues?

If you have eczema, you are already dealing with the effects of a chronic inflammatory disease… the itching, the flare-ups, the discomfort.  But did you know eczema has a relationship to other health issues?

There are additional connections being discovered and explored between eczema and other health conditions that go beyond skin-deep. But before we begin, this is the part where I, like a good doctor, have to tell you that you will absolutely not get all or even most of the possible health issues tied to eczema.  This isn’t a definitive map to your future. But knowledge is power, especially

Can eczema cause other health issues?

Why Is My Skin Red?

Red skin can have a number of potential causes, most of which are completely innocuous, like heavy exercise. However, other causes may be more concerning and require treatment.

Common causes of red skin include sunburn, rosacea, allergic reactions, eczema, and seborrheic dermatitis.

Sunburn

Most everyone will get sunburned at one time or another. The sun’s ultraviolet rays can damage the skin, which triggers extra blood flow and makes the affected area turn red. Other sunburn symptoms include tenderness, itching, blisters, and peeling skin.

The best treatment for sunburn is time, as the skin will heal itself after a few days. Cooling ointments and

Why Is My Skin Red?

Top 4 Tips for Parents Caring for Babies with Cradle Cap

“Cradle cap,” clinically known as seborrheic dermatitis, is the dry, flaky, scaly, or crusty patches of skin you might see pop up on your little one. It might look ugly, painful, and scary, but cradle cap is harmless.

In fact, cradle cap is really just a different form of dandruff. It’s a temporary condition that is quite common in newborns. If your baby has cradle cap, don’t worry – you haven’t done anything wrong, and there is an easy and effective way to treat its symptoms.

1. Use Medicated Seborrheic Dermatitis Shampoo

Even though cradle cap and dandruff are very similar, parents should

Top 4 Tips for Parents Caring for Babies with Cradle Cap