rich emollient used in the management of eczema, psoriasis and other dry skin conditions.

Monthly Archives: September 2011

Alternative ways to say “stop scratching”


Our online clinic on eczema was a huge success. One of the key topics was about scratching and eczema. Here’s want Becky says about her daughter “My 3 year old scratches a lot, especially at bedtime when she’s tired and … Continue reading


Getting worse


Hey guys At the moment my skin is getting worse except for my face, my face seems to be recovering slowly, but my arms and legs are incredibly bad! 🙁 Almost all of my arms and hands are completely red … Continue reading


British Lung Foundation supports aspiring physicians to progress research into lung diseases


The British Lung Foundation (BLF) is providing bursaries for respiratory physician ‘rising stars’ to attend important international conferences, where new research can be shared and collaborations can be formed. This activity is vital to ensure the continuation of cutting-edge research … Continue reading


New report claims treatment is unaffordable for some


A new report written by Professor Richard Sullivan from Kings College London claims that it is only worth spending money on cancer treatments if it is guaranteed that the patient will last at least a year. Critics are outraged as … Continue reading


Not a good day


Hey guys Today was not a good day. I woke up and put my creams on and my skin flared up really badly. I forced myself to get ready and spent a while in front of a fan to cool … Continue reading


New health lottery launched


Tickets go on sale tomorrow for a new lottery. The Health Lottery pledges to give 20p from every £1 to health related good causes. Although the National Lottery give 28p from every pound the Health Lottery’s Chief Executive, Martin Hall … Continue reading


A quicker path…


Hey guys, I’ve decided that I’m going to attempt the Raw Paleo Diet. I’m going to slowly introduce a lot of raw foods and meats into my diet because it is said to work a lot faster than the regular … Continue reading


A vaccine for acne in development


Sanofi-Pasteur, the world’s biggest vaccine company, has signed a contract with the University of California, San Diego, to develop “an immunological approach to acne prevention and treatment”. “More than 85 per cent of teenagers and over 40 million people in the … Continue reading


Psoriasis linked to increased stroke risk


People with psoriasis have nearly three times the normal risk of stroke and abnormal heart rhythm, according to scientists in Denmark. The researchers believe this may be because the skin and blood vessels may share similar sources of inflammation. However … Continue reading


RCN wants longer hospital visiting hours


The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has stated that it would be beneficial for the patient if hospital visiting hours were extended. Peter Carter from the RCN believes that this is not about relatives performing tasks that nurses are employed … Continue reading


RCN launches new commitment to dementia care


The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) will today (21 September) launch a new commitment to the care of people with dementia in general hospitals. Along with key stakeholders, including the Department of Health, Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College … Continue reading


Getting brighter…


Hey guys! As you can probably tell, I’m a bit more chipper again 🙂 My skin is finally recovering from the flare-up I spoke of in the last blog post, the skin on my face is relatively back to “normal” … Continue reading


Must not cry


At the moment, writing this is the only thing that is stopping me from crying. The basic story is, I had a shower. When I have a shower, I realise just how bad my skin is. It’s quite bad on … Continue reading


Red & Raw


Hey guys! First of all, my skin is quite bad today, not majorly bad, but as the title says it’s raw & red! But I’m not panicking over it. I went for a meal last night with my family, & … Continue reading


Online clinic on eczema goes live today


An online clinic on eczema in association with NHS Choices, Nottingham Support Group for Carers of Children with Eczema (NGSCCE) and The British Skin Foundation opens today. To post your questions, or read what others have put, click here. If … Continue reading


First blog


I have had eczema my entire 17 years on this planet. I’ve been through stages where it’s not too bad, and I’ve been through other stages when I literally refuse to leave my house because I’m so ashamed of having … Continue reading


Eating yogurt during pregnancy may lead to asthma and hay fever


A recent study has found that eating low-fat yogurt whilst pregnant may increase the risk of the child suffering with asthma or hay fever. Researchers suggest that it could be due to non-fat related nutrient components and that women who … Continue reading


Annual FreeFrom Food Awards


The annual FreeFrom Food Awards seek out the newest and the best ‘freefrom’ foods and subject them to a rigourous judging process and then award Winners, Highly Commended and Commended certificates to the most successful – along with a round yellow … Continue reading


Half a million school days lost to eczema


A recent study has shown that each year up to half a million school days are lost to eczema. It was discovered that the eczema has seen an increase of 42 per cent over a five-year period. Many experts believe this … Continue reading


Search Engines, Social Media, Web Chats, Video Streaming – Is This The Future Of Health Advice And Information?


Rather than book a GP appointment straight away, people are more likely to turn on their computer first according to the Simplyhealth report: Are we an instant health generation? In an age where technology has made access to health advice and … Continue reading


Non-drug asthma treatment


It has been announced that a new non-drug treatment could help to reduce the symptoms of severe asthma. The treatment, bronchial thermoplasty, works by heating the airways in the lungs which will destroy part of the muscle lining and therefore … Continue reading


Attempt at record breaking in aid of the Psoriasis Association


Sean Mc Gahern, 35, plans to break the world record for the worlds longest dive in warm open waters. The dive is due to run from Saturday 24 September until Monday 26 September in aid of the Psoriasis Association. Sean, … Continue reading


Peaches Geldof has suffered with psoriasis since childhood


Peaches Geldof defends her weight loss and the marks on her arms by insisting they are the result of healthy eating and psoriasis. The model says she has suffered with psoriasis since she was a child and is not taking … Continue reading


Celebrity eczema sufferers include Kate Middleton and Brad Pitt


Among the 6 million other sufferers it has been revealed that Kate Middleton, Nicole Kidman, Brad Pitt and Jade Jagger suffer with eczema. It is thought that 1 in 10 adults have eczema whilst 1 in 5 children suffer. However … Continue reading