I have nursing experience in Public Health, as an NP in Women's Healthcare & in disability determinations. Nurses are the frontline for many families and from a preventative point-of-view could be helping families with simple solutions.Haven't you seen newborns with eczema come into the office on their 2 wk visit who are usually prescribed a steroidal-based cream as the solution? Why are these newborns developing these rashes? The elderly too complain of having irritations along the hairline, their nose & ears. Although some find relief in these creams most do not find that it lasts. Many I know of have 6-7 different prescriptions in their cabinets...none provide real relief.Often the cause is in the ingredients in the cleansing washes, shampoos and other products they are using. Do we teach patients to check ingredients? How can they even decipher what all those chemical terms mean?How many times have elderly patients told you about waking up in the middle of the night with aching joints although they had already taken their NSAIDs at bedtime. Their solutions include just tolerating the pain or taking narcotic-based pills.Nurses can be proactive in offering better solutions!! Patients know us, trust us, love us!