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Want to wash your hands frequently and not dry out your skin? It’s easier than you might think.

I have heard from SolveEczema.org users, including doctors, who used the SolveEczema strategies just so they could wash their hands a lot and not dry or damage their skin. Over the years, many site users who used Solveeczema.org to get rid of eczema, have also described successfully using the website to get rid of dry …

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Reducing Illnesses Going Around in School and Raising Test Scores—the Easy Way

Here’s a really interesting report that seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle amid all the disruptions this pandemic spring. Article in Ed Week The original paper The Aliso Canyon gas leak in Southern California was big news a few years ago. As a result, a dozen and a half elementary schools in the …

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Covid-19 Why are people still getting sick?

After weeks of sheltering in place, as the nation reopens, I would like to know what has been done in the interim to sharpen the understanding of hygiene to contain the virus and allow normal life without fear of making things worse again? Hygiene is not cleaning or killing every germ, it’s what you do …

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Home Remedy for Cold & Flu Prevention – My Call for a Formal Study

Some years ago, I posted a page on my blog with homegrown steps for preventing colds and flus by heading them off before they get going. I am reposting them below, updated, for family and my doctor. In the close to 20 years that I have employed these strategies, I have never had the incipient …

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When they say soap is the best way to clean and disinfect with coronavirus SARS-Cov-2, do they mean “soap”? Plus, how to disinfect the CDC-recommended way.

If you have used SolveEczema.org’s environmental strategies to address eczema, you may be wondering: is there a difference between soaps and detergents—in the way SolveEczema.org defines them—for washing hands and surfaces to protect against the new coronavirus SARS-Cov-2 that causes Covid-19? First, the CDC cleaning guidance for the public to prevent the spread of Covid-19 …

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Expanding SolveEczema’s blog during the Covid-19 pandemic

I have decided to expand the scope of my posts during the pandemic, to include a backlog of SolveEczema-related updates, but also education—my son is now going off to college—environmental health, and other problems that need attention since national news is so focused, necessarily, on the pandemic. Some things need to be said, that aren’t …

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How to Find the Detergents, Allergens, and Other Inert Ingredients in Medications

Most medications are made up of the active ingredient — the medicine — and inert ingredients, such as dyes to help identify the medication. Medications can contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and other detergents. They can also contain other substances people are frequently allergic to, like dyes. Talc is another frequent ingredient, despite credible concerns …

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SolveEczema News and Publication

One of the goals when I started to write a book about SolveEczema.org (still in the works!) was to find a way to bring the ideas into a mainstream medical and scientific forum for discussion and validation, including also writing a scientific paper. After years considering how to publish something so different, I published in …

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Bronner’s New Non-Detergent Toothpaste

I’m very happy to report that Dr. Bronner’s released a new non-detergent toothpaste almost a year ago today.  I’m also happy to report that the toothpaste has been a hit in our home.  It’s made of 70% organic ingredients yet fairly economical compared to the other non-detergent toothpastes we use.  The news release contains a …

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I haven’t had much time to post, but this doesn’t require many words. I’ve been following the progress of a mom, Kathie, from Ireland who used my SolveEczema site and itchybaby.co.uk to alleviate her son’s eczema.   You can read more about her journey on her blog http://therealityofaperfectlife.blogspot.com I think she’s planning a site just for eczema, with …

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