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17Sep

Living with Eczema book by Marcie Mom

You know how it is. If you’re lucky you’re actually seeing a specialist dermatologist but most of you are probably going backwards and forwards to your GP, desperate to find answers, always leaving with more questions than you arrived with. … Continue reading

  

15Sep

How Protopic healed my facial eczema

Protopic is an ointment for treating eczema but it’s not a steroid, instead it is an immunosuppressant containing Tacrolimus, so it doesn’t have the negative side effects that even weak steroids have like thinning of the skin and steroid withdrawal … Continue reading

  

14Sep

I’m really doing this for myself as a reference because I have a wheat allergy and love of real ale – not always a good combination. I plan to contact the brewers to find out if their draft beer is … Continue reading

  

14Sep

10 Eczema secrets your doctor won't tell you about

If you’ve got a skin condition you might be interested in this TalkHealth Online Clinic on Skin Conditions. This month sees the opening of their Skin Conditions Clinic. The clinic is open now for pre-clinic questions & the experts will … Continue reading

  

13Sep

Win your free sample of Pure Potions Skin Salvation Bath and Body Oil

Because it’s National Eczema (Awareness) Week, all you lovely What Allergy? readers have the chance to win yourself a free bottle of Skin Salvation Bath and Body Oil. Yes that’s FREE! This is what you could win… Win a free … Continue reading

  

11Sep

Next week is National Eczema Week 2014 so I will endeavour to produce a whole week’s worth of eczema blogs to whet your appetite and scare your eczema into submission. Apologies to those who don’t have eczema but do have … Continue reading

  

10Sep

The first time I took psychotropic medication was when I was 18. I had been suffering with depression for about two years and I was finally given help in the form of a prescription for fluoxetine (Prozac). I was put … Continue reading

  

10Sep

So last Wednesday the day finally arrived for Rosie to begin nursery school. It’s a day that three years ago we could only dream about. This time in 2011 we were two weeks away from signing the medical forms that … Continue reading

  

10Sep

low histamine recipes crackers

I’ve got snacking on the brain. Not actual in between meals snacking, but finger foods that are super quick to prepare and store easily for days when I’m eating on the run. These lentil pita chips, like all my recipes, … Continue reading

  

9Sep

To cut a long and rather boring story short, for the next few weeks Lucy is going to nursery on a Monday meaning I get a day a week with Ella by herself.This Monday was our first day together.  After … Continue reading

  

9Sep

“Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart”- Mort Walker. Bloody hell how long has it been since I’ve been on here? I think my laptop is officially giving me a grilling because I haven’t blogged … Continue reading

  

9Sep

What Allergy voted 4th in Top 10 UK Health blogs

Very quick blog post today, I am just back from an amazing week’s holiday in Dorset (hence the radio silence) in a self-catering cottage, just me, my notepad, writing my novel and lots of books to read. I went on … Continue reading

  

3Sep

Just a quick post.  Ella had her yearly cardiac review today. It soon comes around! I know I’ve said this before, but it’s still the appointment I worry about the most and the one I lose sleep over. I doubt … Continue reading

  

3Sep

portrait of cute boy in the garden

Alongside our online clinics we run monthly surveys. August’s survey was on skin conditions. We wanted to find out about how living with a skin condition can affect someone’s life. From our results, we found that living with a skin … Continue reading

  

3Sep

Rosacea treatment

It was touch-and-go for a while but now I’m certain: my rosacea has returned with vengeance. Once again my skin is flushed, flaky, spotty and my god so itchy! I’m ashamed of how much I’ve been scratching lately but half … Continue reading

  

2Sep

I apologise for beginning this post with an age old cliché but seriously, where does time actually go? Another couple of weeks (and more) have passed since I last wrote and suddenly I find everything happening at once. No sooner … Continue reading

  

2Sep

New research conducted by the government in the United Kingdom has shown that women are much more likely to complain about their health than men, despite the lower mortality rates. The study examined how those aged between 35 and 74 … Continue reading

  

2Sep

skin cancer melanoma

The number of hospital admissions for skin cancer treatment in England has increased by 41 per cent in the space of just five years, according to a study being presented this week at the World Congress on Cancers of the … Continue reading

  

1Sep

Word of Mouth - Issue 22 - August 2014 - Dental Megazine featuring the Latest news on oral health and wellbeing, Dental Skydive, Doctoral Award, Boundaries for life at Lords - oral health checks

The blog was released on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog section Hello, and welcome to August’s edition of Word of Mouth. August is traditionally a time where summer is in full swing and childrenand parents alike are readying themselves … Continue reading

  

30Aug

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Today, on the start of my 39th year on this planet, I’ve worn red lipstick, all day, for the first time in four years. This seemingly inconsequential act is the surest sign I’ve had to date that I am done … Continue reading

  

29Aug

I suffer from weak ankles, as does my friend. Key difference? I’m self diagnosed. I don’t even know when I started saying this about myself or even where I heard it from. I’ve been reporting “weak ankles” since I was … Continue reading

  

29Aug

Wheat, gluten, soya, dairy and nut free cake! at the perfect retreat in Chesham, Bucks

The Perfect Retreat allergy friendly cafe in Chesham, Buckinghamshire is possibly my favourite cafe in the world EVER because you can get wheat, dairy, soya, egg and nut free cakes which taste amazing. Lucia, who runs this little cafe with … Continue reading

  

29Aug

Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka

This week I heard about an amazing new product being made in Dorset with whey from grass grazed cow’s milk. I can’t drink milk because I’ve got a dairy allergy so I was only half listening, but when I realised … Continue reading

  

28Aug

Anaphylaxis Campaign Logo

The Anaphylaxis Campaign are making a film to help raise awareness of the stigmas surrounding anaphylaxis and encourage more young people to carry their adrenaline auto injector around with them at all times. A recent study proved that many were … Continue reading

  

28Aug

Are you allergic to nickel in your iPad

If you have a nickel allergy then you probably know the main things to avoid like metal objects, coins, zips, studs on clothes, jewellery, certain foods even. The list of things containing nickel is endless but had you ever considered … Continue reading