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Common Causes of Recurrent Lip Rashes (Cheilitis)

Common Causes of Recurrent Lip Rashes (Cheilitis)

Lip rashes (and rashes around the mouth) can be caused by various factors, such as Herpes Simplex virus or impetigo. But chronic lip inflammation can also be caused by allergens or irritants and sometimes it takes a good deal of detective work to figure out what the underlying trigger is. This post will cover the most common allergens and irritants that cause chronic or recurrent cheilitis and how to avoid them.

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The Eczema Company Now Carries Our Eczema Ointments

The Eczema Company Now Carries Our Eczema Ointments

The online shop The Eczema Company now sells Zi Zai Dermatology’s EczeHerbal™ line of ointments. Check out their website and and their blog for lots of information about dealing with eczema, allergies and asthma, as well as for products galore that are useful for people with sensitive skin (clothing, bath products, gifts, books and more).

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Additional Eczema Blogs

Additional Eczema Blogs

I have been so busy making skin care products and taking care of my patients that I have had very little time to write more blog posts.  So until I make the time to supply you with more useful skin care info from the TCM perspective, here is a list of other blogs that you […]

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That Rash Around Your Mouth Might Be Perioral Dermatitis

That Rash Around Your Mouth Might Be Perioral Dermatitis

Rashes near the mouth or on the face can be caused by various conditions. Sometimes they are the result of a condition called perioral dermatitis. Differentiation of mouth/face rashes is important because the treatments for allergic contact dermatitis, acne, rosacea, or eczema can make perioral dermatitis worse.

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Recommended Resource for Dermatology

Recommended Resource for Dermatology

One of our blog readers introduced me to the following site and I think it is a fabulous resource for the (western) understanding of skin ailments and for suggestions on how to treat/manage them: www.DermNet NZ.org This website is managed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated and I am impressed with how thorough and […]

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Integrative View of Atopic Dermatitis Part II: The TCM Basics

Integrative View of Atopic Dermatitis Part II: The TCM Basics

[This article was originally written for Acupuncture Today January, 2012, Vol. 13, Issue 01.  This basic overview of eczema is a composite of the information available in other posts on this blog.  It is intended as a more concise summary for practitioners to reference, though the list of tips at the end are for both […]

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Intergrative View of Atopic Dermatitis Part I: The Biomedical Basics

Intergrative View of Atopic Dermatitis Part I: The Biomedical Basics

[This article was originally written for Acupuncture Today December, 2011, Vol. 12, Issue 12.  This basic overview of eczema is a composite of the information available in other posts on this blog.  It is intended as a more concise summary for practitioners to reference.] WHAT IS ECZEMA? Before we can differentiate eczema according to TCM, we […]

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Best Herbs for Skin Are in Your Own Backyard

Best Herbs for Skin Are in Your Own Backyard

Some my favorite herbs for skin from the Chinese Herbal Pharmacopeia might actually be growing right in your backyard here in North America. My absolute favorite skin herb is honeysuckle flower and it has become quite expensive to obtain in bulk in recent years due to severe weather issues where it is grown for medicinal use in China. But you can harvest it from your own yard and learn to make medicine with it.

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Simple Tips to Improve Your Eczema

Simple Tips to Improve Your Eczema

Chronic skin ailments are so frustrating.  One very important concept to remember when dealing with a chronic skin problem is that our skin is just one of the organs in our whole body.  It is our largest organ and it is on the outside of our body (for all the world to see and for […]

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Understanding Eczema Part 4: Patterns and Phases

Understanding Eczema Part 4: Patterns and Phases

[NOTE:  To get the most out of this post, be sure to read my previous posts first: Understanding Eczema Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.] There are a couple of ways to categorize the phases (stages) of eczema: by patient age and/or by duration of illness. By patient age: Infant Phase (under age 2): […]

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