I developed AD late in life after a period of extreme stress. After many courses of varying strengths of prednisone and topical soothers and after learning to manage stress I am pretty free of AD except for some flares in my hands when I do too much with them—cleaning, gardening, etc.
An introduction to the National Eczema Association which works to improve the health and the quality of life of persons living with atopic dermatitis/eczema, including those who have the disease as well as their loved ones.
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The Chair of NEA's Scientific Advisory Committee, Amy S. Paller, MD, shares her thoughts on the following questions:
What is the most significant challenge facing eczema patients? Why is NEA important?
I found organic virgin coconut oil and soap nuts (a fruit, not a nut, that grows on the soapberry tree). I boil the nuts to make a soap nut liquid for my son’s bath/shampoo/laundry. Since using these there has been a huge improvement in his skin!