Dogs and Cats Get Eczema Too: Feline and Canine Atopic Dermatitis also on the Rise — How to Make a Healthier Home for Pets

Using SolveEczema.org for dogs and cats with atopic dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis is not just a growing problem for people, more and more household pets are suffering as well. Horses can be affected, too. I will deal with this topic a little more in my book, but I felt like I had to write at least …

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Favorite posts and annual autumn-eczema reminder

Every year when the weather turns, thresholds to reacting drop along with declining temperatures and humidity. The change can be hardest of all on people who have recently solved their child’s eczema or are in the process, because it can suddenly seem as if something else is causing eczema to resurge. Especially for those whose …

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Some Badger Sunscreens Recalled for Contamination

Since I recommend this sunscreen as one of the best for SolveEczema.org users, I just wanted to post this voluntary recall information: “Some Badger sunscreens are being recalled after potentially-dangerous bacteria and fungus were found during testing….” http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57604845/badger-kids-sunscreens-recalled-for-bacteria-fungus/  And for Canadian users (thanks to Julie for the link!): http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/health-headlines/badger-baby-and-badger-kids-sunscreen-recalled-due-to-contamination-1.1474117#.Uke2vrnN7Fo.email Here’s the link directly to the …

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I Am Really Not a Luddite, Just Finite

I am really not a Luddite. I tried using Facebook, but somehow it wouldn’t let me separate SolveEczema.org from my personal page, so forget that.  After making some monumental blunders — such as replying “yes” when it asked if I wanted to import my contacts from Yahoo, only to discover it had automatically spammed everyone …

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Master List of Laundry Soaps

Sources of pure soap laundry powder or liquid Always check ingredients first, manufacturers change product ingredients all the time.   A small % of Amazon purchases linked through here goes to SolveEczema if purchased through the link, on the order of $15/month). To save money or time, do it yourself!  There are many online recipes for …

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Off Topic (sort of): Is the Placebo Effect Real?

In order to help people with my site and blog, I try to stay away from saying anything controversial — aside from my belief that eczema is eminently solvable and understandable, and that there is nothing really wrong with these kids absent these relatively new environmental influences.  I only wish what I have to say …

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Eczema, detergents, and bat white-nose syndrome?

When I originally wrote SolveEczema.org, I always understood that a medical study or publication would be necessary to bring the ideas into the medical mainstream.  I did the site because I wanted to help as many people as possible in the meantime.   I have also always realized there are other implications to these ideas …

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Like So Many Things, Soap Gets Better With Age

There’s a saying about the weather in many places, if you don’t like it, wait a few minutes. Something similar might be said of real soap, except we’re talking a time scale more akin to aging wine. Many soapmakers discuss the need for aging soap.  How much time it needs depends on the ingredients, the …

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Detergents in (some) Water Softener Salt?!

Alert for SolveEczema.org users:  TAKE CARE TO USE ONLY WATER SOFTENER SALT PRODUCTS IN THE SOFTENER THAT ARE PURE SALT, AND NOT A SALT PRODUCT WITH ADDITIVES!!  Read on. Soaps work better, they clean better, in soft water than in hard water.   Soaps perform better than detergents in soft water — one reason detergents …

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