Cheryl Lee MD Blog


  • Are Topical Steroid Treatments Right for You?

    Eczema and psoriasis are difficult skin conditions to manage. There are multiple treatment options including the widely-prescribed "topical steroids" -- glucocorticoid steroid medicines (the anti inflammatory type of steroids) that come in the form of creams, ointments and lotions. These medications work to reduce itching and to control inflammation, thus helping the user maintain a more comfortable quality of life.   


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  • The Skeptics Guide to Natural Eczema Treatment

    In the medical world, natural can mean a plethora of things. Some people imagine a witch doctor deep in the Amazon while others see a new revolution in the medical community fighting against big drug companies. I’m sure you know someone on each side of the extremes: someone who believes strongly in essential oils, foot-zone therapy, and natural healing versus someone who panics when they hear the word “natural,” thinking the devil has been summoned. So who is right? As is usually the case, they’re both right…and wrong.  View Post
  • 4 Myths of Eczema Treatment

    Myth #1: You need a steroid cream to treat eczema.

    Myth #2: Food allergies are a leading cause of eczema.

    Myth #3: You can’t actually control eczema, only fight symptoms.

    Myth #4: All moisturizers are created equal.

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