SLS is a known irritant to human skin. But if it’s only in contact with your skin for a short time, it’s probably OK.
If you looked at the ingredient list on your body wash, shampoo, toothpaste and cleaning products, you'd probably find most contain sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). It is a known irritant to human skin.
Common emollients used to treat skin conditions are a hidden fire risk in most homes.
Kids may need more exposure to dirt and microbes than previously thought.
Can your kids be too clean? Increases in allergies suggest so. But how much dirt is too much? A pediatric allergist explains the fascinating reasons the immune system needs dirt for training.
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Avoiding certain foods risks malnutrition.
With food allergies on the rise, it's important to understand the role the skin plays in protecting or exposing us to reactions.
When it comes to looking after your skin, some stubborn "facts" endure, so a dermatologist sets the record straight.
Eczema, which is common in babies, is itchy and painful.
In this clinical trial, the first of its kind, physicians explore whether directly applying a 'good' strain of bacteria to the skin can heal eczema
Media reports have linked baby wipes to childhood allergies but there is no cause for concern.
Reports that a study found baby wipes to be a contributor to childhood allergies were plain wrong. The study didn't test baby wipes, and was done in mice.
What’s that rash? Here’s what to look for to diagnose a common skin complaint.
Here's a list of the most common rashes and what you need to look for.
Many people cover their face with makeup every day, potentially causing irritation.
Many of us cover our faces with foundation and other beauty products every day. Here's what we know about whether they are doing us damage.
Bathing in the Dead Sea has long been used to treat psoriasis.
Seawater has been used to treat skin problems, sinuses and mental health issues for centuries. And the evidence largely stacks up.
If you or someone in your family has suffered with severe eczema, you’ve probably tried all sorts of remedies to alleviate the itching.
People with eczema essentially have sensitive skin that is easily irritated.
Allergies are becoming more frequent in the western world.
Allergies are reactions caused by the immune system as it responds to environmental substances that are usually harmless. But we don't yet have a cure or the ability to prevent them from developing.
Asthma rates in the UK look to be falling.
There have long been two schools of thought on what causes allergies. New stats are much more helpful to one than the other.
A review of data from 20 studies has shown that infants who took antibiotics after birth had a 41% greater risk of having…
Consumption of fast food more than three times a week is associated with increased risks of severe asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis…
Children who live further from the equator are more likely to develop food allergies and eczema because they receive less…