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Skin Care

Learn about chemical sensitivity, eczema, dermatitis and skin care.

  • Natural Pain Relief

    We all have aches and pains occasionally, and unfortunately some people live with chronic pain that affects their quality of life on a daily basis. Pain that is sudden, intense, or chronic should be checked out by a doctor, but for the minor aches and pains, there is a lot you can do for relief at home. Below are helpful hints and suggested products to help reduce the pain of sinus headaches, aching muscles and joints, menopause-related discomfort, and irritated skin. Continue reading

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  • Latex, Nickel, And Other Skin Allergies


    Latex, Nickel, And Other Skin Allergies

    Terms To Know

    Before continuing our discussion on skin-related allergies, I want to introduce you to some terms that you'll see again in this article.

    Anaphylaxis is an allergic reaction involving the whole body. It is a serious condition that should be treated as an emergency. It's not just dairy and tree nuts that can bring on anaphylaxis. Latex and insect bite allergies can often bring on this serious reaction in sensitive individuals. Continue reading

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  • Summer Skin Care

    During summer months, skin is faced with unique challenges. Not only does skin dry out in the heat, it can also be damaged by the sun if care is not taken. See our tips below for keeping skin healthy this summer: Moisturizing The Right WayNew Sunscreen Regulations From The FDA, and More Sun Protection Tips. Continue reading

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  • Pet Dander

    Pet Allergies

    Pet Allergies - Myths, Facts, and Avoidance

    Animal dander allergies - how big is the problem?

    According to studies published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, scientific journal of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAA&I) up to 10% of the general population and 40% of allergic individuals react to cats and dogs. Allergy to cats is twice as common as allergy to dogs. In most areas of the country approximately 50% of homes will have a dog or cat living indoors. Many of the homes where there is no pet living inside still contain enough dander to cause an allergic reaction. Continue reading

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  • Eczema, Dermatitis and Skin Care

    Eczema, Dermatitis and Skin Care

    Skin - Your Body's Largest Organ

    The outer layer of skin, known as the epidermis, is constantly regenerating itself, growing from the bottom upwards. Dead skin cells are shed from the outer layer as this regeneration happens about every 52-75 days. I'm sure that dust mites are pleased with this amazing skin regeneration process since they feed on our shed, dead skin cells! Here are some other interesting skin facts: Continue reading

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