The Best Over-the-Counter Skin Care Ingredients for 4 Common Problems

Craig Kraffert, MD

In this story, the editor writes, "Acne, warts, fine lines and wrinkles, and dry, sensitive skin are irritating (in more ways than one), but these skin problems don’t always require a trip to the doctor. Board-certified dermatologist Craig Kraffert, MD, of California’s ReddingDerm Clinical & Aesthetic Dermatology practice, highlights the most effective topical treatments for each of these common skin conditions and how to use them to their best advantage. Read More

Probiotics, Linolenic Acid and Childhood Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis

Craig Kraffert, MD

Atopic dermatitis is the medical name for childhood eczema, a condition that is quite troublesome for many children. Also frequently called atopic eczema, this condition is in most cases best thought of as a tendency towards dry and sensitive skin during childhood. Over time, most children outgrow eczema. Though several remedies and interventions have been tried to help prevent or lessen its severity, they have yielded unclear or uncertain results. Read More

Winter Itch - Dry Skin Eczema

Craig Kraffert, MD

As summer turns to fall and fall to winter, atmospheric humidity levels tend to drop, especially when cold weather requires heating of indoor spaces by forced air, as is typical in the continental United States. This low indoor humidity factor is often the 'straw that breaks the camel's back' of skin barrier integrity, which results in itchy, rash-prone skin. Read More