House Calls

SUM 2019

House Calls Magazine is a quarterly publication that focuses on health and wellness. It includes a wide assortment of articles with topics on the latest health and wellness information, nutrition, safety, lifestyles, and more.

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h o u s e c a l l s { summer 2019 } 27 Local lung cancer survivor—and part-time spin instructor—Bob Werner in his element. Manami Takebata, a 29-year- old West Ashley resident, has suered from eczema her whole life. "It always appears suddenly—my skin will get itchy for no reason," says Takebata, noting that it often flares up when she's stressed, tired, or traveling, and when the weather changes suddenly or pollen count rises. "When my condition is bad, I don't want to go anywhere or meet anyone," she says. "I lose my confidence." Since first visiting Dr. Fiona Rahbar in 2017, Takebata has been using a topical corticosteroid cream and Cetaphil moisturizer. Upon Dr. Rahbar's advice, she recently began receiving Dupixent, which is a relatively new biologic immunomodulatory medication, as well. Though her eczema is ongoing, Takebata says she is optimistic this additional treatment will help. P H O T O G R A P H B Y M I R A A D W E L L

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