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A blog about eczema, dry skin and sensitive skin issues.

Introducing the British Skin Foundation

1Dec

Established in 1996, the British Skin Foundation (BSF) was set up to raise money for research into skin disease and skin cancer. Our mission is to find cures and better treatments for all skin conditions. We receive no statutory funding, … Continue reading

  

An interview with Dr Andrew Thompson: Support for dermatology patients

11Oct

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Back in July, talkhealth published an article which highlighted the need for psychological support which dermatology patients are severely lacking. The article was inspired by the team of experts from the Severe Eczema and Psoriasis Team at St. John’s Institute … Continue reading

  

How a skin condition like psoriasis can affect your body image and what to do about it

27Jul

Your body image is how you perceive yourself when you look at your reflection in the mirror or when you think about the way you look.  How accurately your body image matches the way others actually see you is dependent … Continue reading

  

7 Things I Have Experienced About Red Skin Syndrome

5Jan

Red Skin Syndrome is resulted from Total Steroid Withdrawal. I am currently going through it and it is like living hell. My neck, shoulder, chest and hands are the worse hit areas. There are 7 things I have experienced during … Continue reading

  

3 Ways To Manage Total Steroid Withdrawal Symptom

17Nov

Total Steroid Withdrawal Symptom is one of the hardest thing to manage because of the physical, physiological and emotional can be badly affected. Recently I have decided to stop applying steroid totally and I experience Total Steroid Withdrawal Symptom. I … Continue reading

  

Emma-jane – a serious good news story!

2Nov

Emma-jane in bathing costume

It is always so nice to get good news stories, isn’t it? So, I was chuffed to bits to get an email from a proud gran who had been a subscriber to the Foods Matter magazine way back in 2002. At … Continue reading

  

Epaderm Twitter Chat

28Oct

Twitter chat

On 16 September 2015, talkhealth and Mölnlycke Health Care collaborated to run a Twitter Chat. Using talkhealth’s hashtag #talkskin, talkhealth, a number of specially-selected skin care experts, and members of the talkhealth community all took part in a lively discussion … Continue reading

  

Is beauty only skin deep?

14Sep

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  Today marks the the start of Talkhealth’s week long clinic on skin problems. The skin is an amazing organ. The largest in the human body, providing a number of functions including protection from infection and water loss, insulation and … Continue reading

  

Eczema: 5 dilemmas for parents in summer

12Jun

Dealing with eczema in summer

Eczema is a pain any time of the year and each season brings it’s own problems – too hot, too cold, too dry, too wet (and too much time indoors!).  Summer though, seems to bring most of my dilemmas over … Continue reading

  

Stress and atopic eczema

9Apr

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from AtopicSkinDisease.com   When we ask someone in clinic what seems to bring on their eczema or make it worse, almost always stress is mentioned. This is can also be the case with the other two common skin diseases, acne … Continue reading

  

Atopic eczema and topical steroids: not too much, not too little

18Feb

Three Levels of Treatment for The Vicious Circle of Chronic Eczema

Being creatures of habit is usually useful, but nature can get the better of us. Anything that is done on a regular basis can become a habit. A habit is a behaviour that we lose conscious control over. Sometimes then … Continue reading

  

Handling soft play with an eczema child

17Feb

Eczema and softplay

If your child suffers from eczema, beware the soft play party invite if you’ve never been before. Soft play places are noisy, full of kids going crazy and lobbing plastic balls at each other and therefore usually one of the … Continue reading

  

Eczema: Finally some true respite!

20Jan

Wrist before using Dr Aron cream Nov 2014

Since November 2014 we’ve had an amazing breakthrough with MyItchyBoy’s eczema. MyItchyBoy has had eczema for over five years. Not just a little bit, but the kind of eczema that takes over the life of the whole family. The hospital … Continue reading

  

Winter skin and emollients

19Jan

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Many people have naturally dry skin, and this can be made worse by cold weather, central heating at home and air conditioning at work. Dry skin is often rough and scaly, feels uncomfortable and tends to be itchy. Coping with … Continue reading

  

Christmas 2014 – allergies and eczema

6Jan

MyItchyBoy allergen free sweets

A bumpy start to the holidays MyItchyBoy missed the last few days of term before the Christmas holidays as he was running a high temperature and was clearly not well. In an attempt to bring the temperature down, I gave … Continue reading

  

Alcohol and atopic eczema

17Dec

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  Some trigger factors for  acute atopic eczema flare-ups are easier to recognise than others. Those that are better known are stress, season, and allergies. Others include air-conditioning, sleep-overs, and drinking alcohol, for example. Alcoholic drinks like beer, spirits and wine … Continue reading

  

Eczema: guilt-ridden, relentless helicoptering!

2Nov

Hard to relax with eczema kids

There has been much talk over the years of allergy parents being forced to become the much-mocked ‘helicopter’ parent out of necessity and panic over their child.  Watching everything your child eats and touches and is given to avoid an … Continue reading

  

How we’re preparing for winter 2014 – Eczema & Allergies

24Oct

Keeping hands safe from eczema

This week is Indoor Allergy Week in the UK and comes at the time of year that we’re all starting to realise that winter really is on its way. I thought I’d share a few things that we’re doing to … Continue reading

  

Chronic atopic eczema in early childhood

14Oct

PuppyEczema

  Atopic eczema easily becomes chronic, or longstanding, in early childhood, partly because of inadequate use of conventional topical treatment, and partly because of habitual scratching. The skin becomes thickened, or lichenified. Chronic eczema is established. What to do about … Continue reading

  

September’s online clinic on skin conditions

8Oct

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We hope you managed to catch our talkhealth online clinic on skin conditions. It was a lively clinic with questions being answered by experts Dr Alison Layton, Dr Jonathan Bowling, Dr Christopher Bridgett, Dr Walayat Hussain and Dr Stephen Kownacki. … Continue reading

  

talkhealth news

26Sep

Bristol Half Marathon Medal

As usual we’ve been busy in the talkhealth office. Last week our online clinic on skin conditions opened, and on the day of the opening we ran a Twitter chat all about sensitive skin which kick-started the conversation amongst people … Continue reading

  

Perceptions of living with a Skin Problem

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

  

Attitude and Atopic Eczema in the Elderly

19Aug

Stereotypes

At all ages the personal experience of chronic atopic eczema can lead to passive pessimism, a mindset that may need taking into account if treatment is going to be successful. Atopic eczema in the elderly has the added challenge of … Continue reading

  

How emollients work & how much to use

12Aug

If you live with eczema then you know that using emollients regularly is a vital part of an overall routine. But do you know how they work, and more importantly how much emollient to use? Molnlycke Healthcare, manufacturers of the … Continue reading

  

From living with eczema to living without eczema

22Jul

LiveWithoutEczema

  Learning how to live with eczema is important. Living with eczema means understanding what eczema is, and what needs to be done about it. Living with eczema also means discovering how to get on with life regardless, and not … Continue reading

  

94th BAD Conference in Glasgow

4Jul

94th BAD Conference, Glasgow 2014

On Wednesday this week talkhealth was invited, via our lovely client Intrapharm Laboratories, as their guest at the 94th BAD (British Association of Dermatologists) conference, held this year in Glasgow. The day started early with a 9am flight from Southampton … Continue reading

  

Want to know the latest news on talkhealth? Here’s what we’ve got coming up in May…

2May

epilepsy clinic

National Epilepsy Week National Epilepsy week for 2014 is running from 18th – 24th May – and talkhealth will be doing everything we can to help raise awareness during this time. We are very excited to be running the FIRST EVER … Continue reading

  

talkhealth visit the Natural & Organic Product Show

21Apr

Silicol Gel

          Last week talkhealth went to the very busy Natural & Organic Product Show up in Olympia.  We were so pleased to see so many friendly faces including Pravera, silicolgel and Salcura to name but a … Continue reading

  

Will my son make a great pharmacist one day?

18Apr

MyItchyBoy’s arms and legs are itchy and sore and it seems nothing we are doing is helping. Our last appointment with the dermatologist, lots of scary-sounding solutions were brought up.  Since then, he’s been on a two month course of steroids.  … Continue reading

  

A Skeptical Approach to Medicine – Part Three – What’s the harm ?

20Feb

It’s been a while since I had the opportunity to post on Talk Health Partnership. This is despite a range of subjects interesting and moving me to want to comment. As ever, time is one of a select few commodities … Continue reading

  

Eczema and Scratching

18Feb

Scratching

  In 2013 NursingTimes.Net reported a survey that showed one in five eczema patients scratch “at least 10 times” a day, and of the 500 questioned, a third said they go to “extreme lengths” to hide their symptoms. Our experience … Continue reading

  

Eczema is bad for my health – part 2

5Feb

Offending lamp

Ok, so I might be admitting here what a twit I can be, or maybe just highlighting what a danger nocturnal parenting can be. The other night I’d just started to drop off when the inevitable ‘Mummy!’ came from the … Continue reading

  

Habit scratching causes chronic atopic eczema

4Feb

Eczema Scratching

  The itch-scratch cycle is familiar to everyone who knows about atopic eczema. When eczema flares up, it itches – a feeling, which leads to scratching – a behaviour. The scratching irritates the skin further, then there is more itching, … Continue reading

  

Dermatology appointment – debrief

13Jan

Well, it didn’t help that last time (4 mths ago) as well as this time, MyItchyBoy was seen in the Dermatology Department.  Sound odd?  No, I know, a dermatologist in the dermatologist department, right?  Well, yes, but when you have … Continue reading

  

Dermatology appointment this week

6Jan

We have a consultant dermatologist appointment this Wednesday.  It doesn’t seem to be the same person we saw last time. I started making a list a few weeks ago about the things we want to ask about.  I contacted the … Continue reading

  

Eczema warning: cold snap on the way!

20Nov

HonkyTonk

My skin is like my piano: in cold weather it goes out-of-tune. The piano is an old upright: the strings are held tight by metal pegs that are fixed by brute force in a piece of wood, the soundboard. Wood … Continue reading

  

How quick is your morning routine?

11Nov

School t-shirt

Do you know how quickly 4 year olds can get dressed? Did you know they can get dressed by themselves? This wa s all a bit of a revelation for me last week.  We stayed with friends who have a … Continue reading

  

Who’s responsible for my son’s eczema?

18Oct

Last night I went up to clean my teeth on the way to bed and passed MyItchyBoy’s room.  That sinking feeling came over me as I heard the *khuh-khuh* noise of MyItchyBoy scratching his skin. I poked my head round … Continue reading

  

Bananas, Pineapples and Eczema

9Oct

Does Pineapple make eczema worse? For a couple of years now, MyItchyBoy has been eating and enjoying dried pineapple.  It never seemed to cause a problem for his eczema.  Or did it? He’d usually have the crispy type of dried … Continue reading

  

Painting Over The Walls To Hide The Cracks

5Oct

Shane used a brilliant phrase in his post last month entitled “What If Everything You Thought You Knew Was A Lie?” describing how Doctors tend to paint over the cracks rather than fixing the problem to get to the root of the … Continue reading

  

A Self-Hypnosis Sensory-Imagery Technique For Skin Conditions

18Sep

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Further to my previous blog entry here, citing some of the research supporting the use of hypnosis for help with skin conditions, as promised I am going to share a couple of self-hypnosis techniques in coming days. Today is one … Continue reading

  

The Evidence for Using Hypnosis with Skin Disorders

18Sep

As of today, I am again part of the online clinic here at the TalkHealth Partnership. This particular online clinic is looking at skin disorders. Those familiar with this site will know that the clinics offer lots of support from … Continue reading

  

The magical benefits of Salt for Asthma, COPD, Sinusitis and other respiratory and skin conditions

5Sep

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We are all familiar with the benefits of sea air and natural salt caves, but did you know that salt has also been used for over 200 years as a natural therapy for respiratory ailments and skin conditions? Salt therapy … Continue reading

  

How do you take emollients out with you?

18Aug

Travel bottles for emollient

So we can manage MyItchyBoy’s eczema properly, we have always taken a small bottle of decanted emollient out and about with us.  We use it quite often, especially on long days out when he needs a cream top up during … Continue reading

  

Allergies and eczema: starting school

16Aug

So, over the next couple of weeks, we are going through all the necessary preparations for school.  MyItchyBoy starts this September but not before I seriously get my act together (I hope!). MyItchyBoy at school Prior to the end of … Continue reading

  

Summer Sports Camp

8Aug

Sports bag

Over the first two weeks of the summer holidays, MyItchyBoy spent 5 days at a local sports camp.  The 5 days were spread over the fortnight as he is still only 4 yrs and I figured that with such a … Continue reading

  

3 things we use to deal with eczema

3Aug

Cloths for wiping hands on after applying cream to eczema

Our super useful supply of cloths 1. Cloths to wipe our hands on We are still using the packs of muslin cloths that we bought before he was even born. Thankfully they are still in one piece, despite endless laundering, … Continue reading

  

Swimming and eczema

30Jul

  Parents worry about taking a child with eczema to a swimming pool, but let’s face it swimming is fun and good exercise – it also saves lives! So I have checked this out, and the good news is swimming … Continue reading

  

Huge improvement for MyItchyBoy

16Jul

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MyItchyBoy’s arm last week This morning, putting cream on MyItchyBoy, I felt very emotional.  Why?  Well, this morning, about 80% of his skin feels weird.  Yes, weird.  Perhaps not to a parent whose child has never suffered with eczema, but … Continue reading

  

5 Things I Hate About Eczema

11Jul

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I hate eczema.  It really sucks. Aside from watching MyItchyBoy suffer on a daily basis and the feelings of desperation, helplessness and failure that goes with it, there are a few other things that I really hate about eczema too. … Continue reading

  

Doctors call for a ban on face cream chemical blamed for an epidemic of skin allergies

8Jul

Doctors call for a ban on face cream chemical blamed for an epidemic of skin allergies

It is estimated that 1 in every 10 people affected with eczema or dermatitis is allergic to a preserviative known as MI, or to give this preservative it’s proper name methylisothiazolinone. Methylisothiazolinone has been increasingly used in a range of … Continue reading

  

DermaSilk in long-term treatment of infantile atopic dermatitis

1Jul

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A recently published paper has reported how DermaSilk may help in the long-term treatment of infantile atopic dermatitis. The double blind, placebo controlled comparative study was carried out with 20 children using either DermaSilk or identically styled cotton underclothes for … Continue reading

  

My Super, Super Itchy Boy

28Jun

We don’t usually get much sleep as it is but this last week or so has been harder than normal.  We have been struggling with MyItchyBoy’s itchy eczema a lot over the past few months as it is, but at … Continue reading

  

What my son’s eczema taught me about my own skincare

28Jun

There are very few positives I can take from having a child with eczema, but learning about my own skin and how to treat and protect it has been one of them. We moved house last year and lost an … Continue reading

  

Feel the eczema and do it anyway

21Jun

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Do you want to hear something really sad? This is what one woman told an All Party Parliamentary Group looking into the effects of skin disease on a person’s physical and psychological well-being – “I feel like I am disgusting. I feel … Continue reading

  

Antibiotics increase eczema risk in children

20Jun

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Use of antibiotics in early life may increase the risk of developing eczema by up to 40 per cent, according to a new study in the British Journal of Dermatology. The research also found that each additional course of antibiotics … Continue reading

  

Hospitalised with Eczema Herpeticum

18Jun

Sorry I’ve been rather quiet recently. I actually spent last week hospitalised with a sudden and extremely dangerous bout of Eczema Herpeticum and Periorbital Cellulitis. For those not in the know, EH is when the herpes simplex virus occurs, but … Continue reading

  

Our adventure into a salt cave

10Jun

Trying a salt cave for eczema

We live not too far from a couple of salt therapy places, but have never actually been before. However, it has been a tough week or so for MyItchyBoy with his eczema and so I thought that it would be … Continue reading

  

Topical steroids for atopic eczema

7Jun

El C

  Despite the revolutionary benefit of topical steroids in the treatment of atopic eczema, they are often feared, and may be avoided or used only cautiously. They seem to be seen more as terrorists than freedom fighters. Understanding how they … Continue reading

  

Eczema friendly bedding: What I’ve learned so far

31May

Cotton duvets seem to help itching

For a child with eczema, like MyItchyBoy, having the right bedding is key to a good night’s sleep.  Tiredness makes an already itchy child more itchy and tired, grumpy parents will find coping with the daily trials of eczema harder … Continue reading

  

A study that’s found the chemical that makes us scratch

30May

Researchers find the chemical that causes itch

A story on the BBC News website last week reported that researchers have discovered the chemical that is necessary in order to feel the urge to scratch and itch. This could be good news for people with chronic skin conditions … Continue reading

  

Eczema: the impact on family life

23May

New pyjamas

  MyItchyBoy has suffered atopic eczema since he was a few months old.  His wrists are almost always dry and itchy but eczema on the rest of his body depends on so many other things.  He has food allergies and … Continue reading

  

Eczema is giving me piles – of laundry!

13May

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There are so many times that I wish MyItchyBoy had ‘normal’ skin. However, this week, my sighs and desires for normality come from the combination of a backlog of laundry and the change in weather. Due to the eczema that … Continue reading

  

Living With Eczema

4May

As with any illness eczema can range from mild, moderate to severe but not many people seem to realise this. Here, I’d like to talk about how eczema as a condition can be debilitating; making leading a “normal” life difficult. … Continue reading

  

Eczema Egg Challenge

28Apr

So, did I mention, we can now give MyItchyBoy eggs? Well, when I say eggs, I mean we can bake cakes and buns and things and actually put real egg in.  Yes, real egg, from chickens.  It may sound like … Continue reading

  

Making others aware of allergies

25Apr

Over the next few weeks MyItchyBoy’s nursery are covering the topic of food and healthy eating.  I’ve asked if they could take the opportunity to introduce some food allergy awareness to the older children as part of this. Like many … Continue reading

  

Ectodermatology

19Apr

Psychodermatology

  Psychodermatology always gets a spell-check dotted red line under it on my laptop! The term has been around quite a while in various guises, including psychocutaneous (another dotted red line!) medicine and psychosomatic dermatology (that’s OK!). Part of psychological … Continue reading

  

Don’t Let Them Bring You Down

17Apr

I must say that I have reached a stage in my life where I have managed to come to some kind of terms with the fact that I suffer from severe eczema. I’ve stopped giving a damn about how I … Continue reading

  

Stress and Life

28Mar

STRESS

“Stress is the spice of life” Hans Selye (1980) It was Walter Cannon (1871-1945) who first described the physiological fight-or-flight response to a threatening situation. The term stress was introduced by Hans Selye (1907-1982). Stress in small doses has an … Continue reading

  

Help! I’m allergic to my BlackBerry!

28Mar

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Nickel is one of the most common contact allergens, affecting 17 percent of women and 3 percent of men. According to a study presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), nickel … Continue reading

  

Help me! What is he allergic to???

26Mar

Right, a few weeks back I got a call from MyItchyBoy’s nursery.  I was told that he had a red eye, that it possibly looked a bit swollen.  They were concerned enough to call, weren’t sure what had happened.  They … Continue reading

  

Solving the Sleep Issue

26Mar

Bedtime

For a while now, MyItchyBoy has had trouble sleeping. That is to say, he has no trouble sleeping when he’s asleep and is settling as well as can be expected from a procrastinating genius that all 4 year olds are. … Continue reading

  

Adult Atopic Eczema

24Mar

As an adult sufferer of severe chronic eczema it’s often hard to feel accepted and to know that other people are suffering the exact same thing due to the fact that most people’s view of eczema is only from knowing … Continue reading

  

The FreeFrom Skincare Awards 2013 shortlist is announced!

14Mar

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Almost 80 products from over 50 skincare manufacturers have made the shortlist of the second annual FreeFrom Skincare Awards, which has been announced today. Five brands lead the way with three shortlisted products each – Barefoot Botanicals, Botanicals, Green People, … Continue reading

  

London takes its place among healthcare innovation elite cities of the world

13Mar

Downing Street

Jeremy Hunt launches London Centre of Innovation Excellence and new app library to help people live well. The UK’s worldwide reputation for innovation in healthcare will be sealed today as Jeremy Hunt launches London’s new centre of innovation excellence established … Continue reading

  

Food scares – time to think about every ingredient in every bite

8Mar

In the wake of the recent revelations about horse meat finding its way into the food chain, it is not surprising to see that the supermarkets are releasing sales figures that show that our shopping behaviour has changed already. For … Continue reading

  

Hello, I am an eczema sufferer

7Mar

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My name is Jenny and I have had eczema, asthma and hay fever since birth. I had been able to mostly manage my conditions by taking a steroid inhaler and applying hydrocortisone when it flared up. However it wasn’t until … Continue reading

  

Eczema is bad for my health

7Mar

And at the moment, it’s not even my eczema. I read the reports in the press earlier in the week about how all parents are pretty much screwed as a lack of sleep is apparently so bad for your health.  … Continue reading

  

Sleep is apparently great for you – if you can get it!

7Mar

Bedtime

I am getting fed up with New Year! New You! magazine articles telling me that the secret to happiness, health, success is a good night’s sleep. Simple! Great! How??? The only suggestions they have on how to achieve this are … Continue reading

  

Eczema and the sun

28Feb

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Three members of my household have eczema, my toddler has a semi diagnosis and we’ve been referred to a dermatologist today to have it confirmed along with a plan of action. We have just returned from our annual week long … Continue reading

  

Seven years in the making …

28Feb

Seven years in the making … that’s how I see my blog … Our little family has lived with a skin condition for many years, but it’s my first born, Chloe, who copped the worst dose of it … atopic … Continue reading

  

Eating habits – Old versus New

19Feb

Since starting my blog about my son and his food intolerances many people have contacted me with articles they have seen discussing theories surrounding nutrition and intolerance. A while back, my Mum also came across a thought provoking article which … Continue reading

  

Nalcrom (sodium cromoglicate) ? should we try it?

14Feb

When Zac, my ‘intolerant child’ had his appointment at Great Ormond Street hospital, we were told of a drug that might help him – Nalcrom. The consultant, who I respect and trust, said he thought it was something we should … Continue reading

  

A break from breakfasts – now for the science bit

13Feb

As I have recently worked my way through ‘inventing’ 15 gluten free and dairy free breakfast options, I think it is time to bring a bit of science back to my blog. Don’t worry, the food will be back, but … Continue reading

  

Online clinic on allergy NOW OPEN

6Feb

The talkhealth / NHS Choices online clinic on allergy opened today. The clinic is supported by Action Against Allergy, the Allergy Academy and MedicAlert. Our panel of leading allergy specialists are waiting to answer all your questions about all aspects … Continue reading

  

Water dries skin

15Jan

Understanding how moisturizers work means they can be used effectively. Last week there was a flurry of interest stirred up by the publication of the results of an experiment investigating the function of the “prune” effect on skin caused by … Continue reading

  

What to do with too much cake?

6Jan

As a family, we’re not so easy to accommodate for food if you’re not used to catering for allergies.  Unfortunately dairy and eggs are so prevalent that label reading is essential.  For someone not initiated into the world of scrutinising … Continue reading

  

Crisis intervention and atopic eczema

6Jan

CRISIS

  Life transitions, like leaving high school and starting college, and transitions in t, like birthdays, and the start of a new year, are sometimes seen psychologically as “crises”. They are cross-roads, and can be times of heightened awareness, and … Continue reading

  

Habit reversal for passive pessimism

3Jan

“Behaviour” commonly means what we see people doing. As a behaviour modification technique, habit reversal can be used to tackle nail biting, thumb sucking or scratching that have become troublesome habits. Habits start as conscious behaviours associated with specific triggers. … Continue reading

  

Lichenification

29Dec

The epidermal layer of skin reacts to repetitive mechanical trauma by thickening up (hypertrophy), with an accumulation (hyperkeratosis) of dead cells (keratinocytes) sticking to the skin surface. The appearance is called lichenification by dermatologists. The similarity to the bark of … Continue reading

  

The skin as a battleground

26Dec

Sometimes in clinic we talk about how the skin can become a battleground. Perhaps as a territory that is the boundary between ourselves and our surroundings, it is easy to see how this can be. The scratching, picking, rubbing, biting, … Continue reading

  

Exciting discoveries in Gran Canaria

22Dec

Oatly in Gran Canaria

Earlier in December we were lucky enough to spend a lovely, sunny week in Gran Canaria.  This post is about a couple of the products we enjoyed discovering on this trip. As mentioned in the previous post, we were lucky … Continue reading

  

Fun in December Sun

22Dec

A holiday in December is always good I reckon, especially somewhere warm and sunny. We recently spent a week in Gran Canaria and we had a great time.  It was a great holiday for MyItchyBoy.  He was easily amused with … Continue reading

  

Stressful Times?

18Dec

Modern life is sometimes thought of as particularly stressful, compared with life in previous times. These days seem to have more pressure, more demands, and more complexity to contend with. Modern life is hectic, while perhaps previous times were at … Continue reading

  

It’s Time to Advocate for Eczema

10Dec

This has been adapted from an early draft of a speech I wrote for the Eczema Society of Canada’s Patient Education event in Toronto in November 2012. I ended up giving a different talk, but still felt attached to this … Continue reading

  

Eczema: what is it, why do I have it and how can I treat it?

10Dec

Why have I got eczema? Eczema or dermatitis, is a condition where your skin becomes sensitive and inflamed as part of an allergic reaction, this is called atopy and you may hear this condition being called atopic eczema or dermatitis … Continue reading

  

Chelsea Physic Garden

4Dec

In deepest Chelsea, London UK, there is a gem often overlooked by international visitors. In the picture DrB stands between the Psychiatry and Dermatology beds in Chelsea Physic Garden. Containing almost 5000 plant species from all over the world, the … Continue reading

  

Itching has a visual trigger, new research reveals

23Nov

Watching another person scratch causes itchiness without any physical trigger, new research suggests – a finding which could be of benefit to skin disease patients. Most people are familiar with the ‘contagious yawn’ sensation, where watching another person yawn causes … Continue reading

  

AtopicGirl’s Little Secret

5Nov

First, I will apologize for my absence. I’ve moved a couple times and my time has been taken up with new jobs (yes, plural) and a lot of volunteer work. The latter is the point of this post. Over a … Continue reading

  

Thanksgiving and Thankfulness

8Oct

I know Thanksgiving is a North American thing and just to fragment that a little bit more, Canadian Thanksgiving is over a month before American Thanksgiving. Personally, that works well for us since coast-to-coast, Canada is stunning in autumn. Yup, … Continue reading

  

Was it the ham or just a hot flush?

3Oct

Recently something really weird happened to me. It’s never happened before and it was slightly unnerving for someone who has had their fair share of anaphylactic allergic reactions. With allergies to all nuts, dairy, tomatoes and celery I am a … Continue reading

  

101 Ways to Prevent Asthma, Allergies, Eczema and Hayfever

24Sep

Okay, if you got here because you think I’m going to offer you advice on how to prevent anything, I’m not. The title is entirely facetious. If you’ve read my blog, you know that I don’t believe in cures for … Continue reading

  

QV Helps Eczema Sufferers During National Eczema Week

19Sep

This year’s National Eczema Week, raising awareness of the skin condition, takes place from 15 –23 September 2012 and has the theme ‘Fighting For An Eczema Free Future’. Eczema is a dry skin condition that comes in many different forms, … Continue reading

  

A quiet few weeks

15Sep

So, I’ve not really had anything to blog about, eczema-wise, for a few weeks. I’ve been trying out various skincare products over on my main blog and not even those have really interfered with my skin. In fact, I even … Continue reading

  

Toxic Chemicals found in Scented Laundry Products

3Sep

Violet's Magic UNSCENTED Laundry Powder

I was interested in a University of Washington study of top-selling laundry products which found they emitted dozens of different chemicals. All six products tested, including dryer sheets, fabric softeners and detergents, gave off at least one chemical regulated as … Continue reading

  

Hello!

3Sep

Hi, my name is Paige and I am 16 years old. This blog is for anyone but especially for teenagers because I know that having eczema is hard enough let alone having it whilst going through teenage problems! So, a … Continue reading

  

Taking allergies on holiday

30Aug

Having recently tried to book a cheap break in December for the three of us, I have once again been left debating with myself about what risks I want to take when it comes to food. Staying somewhere ‘safe’ is … Continue reading

  

Allergies, Atopy and Television

27Aug

I’ve written a post with my PR cap on. This time, I’m writing it with my media cap on since I have a ridiculous amount of media education. I find it interesting whenever I see a character on television or … Continue reading

  

LOSING IT…MY HAIR

26Aug

At this moment, while writing this blog post…I am doing something I don’t like to do: getting my hair done. I would rather sit in a dentist chair than spend the many many hours it takes to get my hairconstructed. … Continue reading

  

My hot night of three in the bed

21Aug

Yes, we had another hot night down south – over 20 degrees. MyItchyBoy was already suffering an eczema flare-up from Friday so the heat was not at all welcome.  We had all the windows open throughout the house as well … Continue reading

  

AUTOIMMUNE OLYMPIADS

19Aug

Well, the Olympics are over. Thank God! Now I can get some sleep. I was so sleep deprived. I could have won a gold medal in crankiness. I am in awe when I see the super-human type feats executed by … Continue reading

  

My eczema and Prom

15Aug

I had eczema when I was a young baby and luckily that fizzled out before I started school but when I started my GCSEs aged 13, the stress of it all made my eczema come back again. It started just … Continue reading

  

13Aug

I have had a lot of empathy with my son and his eczema this week due to the insect that has had a few bites out of my leg. I’ve woken up three days in a row with a new … Continue reading

  

Grr, my eczema is driving me mad!

4Aug

So, my eczema seems to be on a yo-yo at the moment, but not enough to give me respite for more than a day or so. To be honest, I’ve never known it to be so persistent, but I think … Continue reading

  

Good cotton pjs for eczema kids

2Aug

After the usual hunt for pyjamas for MIB that are the right size, 100% cotton and not extortionate in price, I was really pleased to find a two pair pack in the supermarket. I usually find it so hard to … Continue reading

  

Kim Woodburn’s first blog

2Aug

Kim Woodburn

Hello my loves, I’m Kim Woodburn. You probably know me best for my cleaning expertise and time on Channel Four’s “How Clean is Your House” and ITV’s “I’m a Celebrity”. I’m well known for not using nasty chemicals and instead … Continue reading

  

10-ish Things Allergic & Atopic People Don’t Want to Hear

30Jul

If you read my blog, you know I’ve had allergies and atopy for a very long time. So, I’ve had to tell a lot of people about my conditions. This has certainly become easier as I’ve gotten older, but there … Continue reading

  

My first eczema blog

26Jul

My name is Steph and I am an atopic eczema sufferer. I have suffered with it, on and off, for the best part of my life. I’m now 28 and I can’t remember a time where I went more than … Continue reading

  

Keeping Cool With Eczema

23Jul

I’ll be honest. Summer has never been one of my favourite seasons. I’m not a big fan of heat in general. I have no reason to tan, since I’ve got a built-in self-tanner. Most importantly, I have eczema. My skin … Continue reading

  

How to treat Heat Rash/Prickly Heat?

16Jul

When the summer months arrive everyone wants to go for a walk or a jog, but the thought of a heat rash turns people off. You should not fear because heat rash can be easily treated. Summertime can either be … Continue reading

  

Harlequin ichthyosis featured in Channel 4’s Beauty & The Beast: Ugly Face of Prejudice on Tues 17 July 2012

11Jul

Twenty-one-year-old glamour model Holly Kent meets 27-year-old Nelly Shaheen. Nelly was born with harlequin ichthyosis, a rare skin condition, which makes Nelly look like a burns victim. Nelly’s skin could literally suffocate her if she doesn’t take care of it. … Continue reading

  

Itchy Skin week here

10Jul

A tough few days with itchy skin for MyItchyBoy at the moment.  A bit of a runny nose and chesty cough and he’s flared up quickly in about 24 hours.  It doesn’t help that he had one night with a … Continue reading

  

What to Avoid in your Body Washes & Shampoos

4Jul

If you are interested in natural beauty products you’ll no doubt have a keen interest in the ingredients that go into your body washes and haircare products. If you have skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, sensitive skin then it … Continue reading

  

Sticky Child

27Jun

Finally, the sun is starting to shine.  And with it, comes warmer weather.  Hot days and nights are not always a good thing for a child with eczema.  We are fairly lucky that heat itself doesn’t seem to worsen MIB’s … Continue reading

  

BOOST YOUR IMMUNE

23Jun

This week’s blog is dedicated to those who suffer from one or more autoimmune diseases. I take my hat off to you! Having to endure the daily struggles of your respective invisible illness is truly a heroic feat, and in … Continue reading

  

5 Common Myths about Treating Eczema

22Jun

I want to clear the air regarding common misconceptions about eczema. Here are 5 common misconceptions that I hear a lot.  Knowing what’s real will help you to heal! Myth #1: Eczema is a skin disorder: We are so used … Continue reading

  

Atopy and Ocular Conditions

18Jun

Why Your Optometrist Should Know That You’re Atopic Before I continue, I would like stress that nothing you read here should cause you to stop using your medications as prescribed. I am not a medical professional and I am not … Continue reading

  

Scientists say exercise doesn’t help depression – I say it does!

14Jun

I was both saddened and confused to read recently that research by the Universities of Bristol and Exeter, and funded by the Department of Health had proved that exercise does not help depression. This is just such a stupid piece … Continue reading

  

Allergy Support Group – Bucks – 21st June, 7-9pm

14Jun

Have you got allergies and or intolerances or have a child who does? Do you feel lonely? Like you’re coping all alone and noone else really understands? This Allergy Support Group needs you! Comments from previous attendee: “It was great … Continue reading

  

Make your own herb-infused base oils

12Jun

I’ve just made two herb-infused base oils, Marigold and Lavender.  Base oils are great for making your own creams, massage oils, salves, liniments, plaisters and even suppositories for your first aid kit. You can also make your own skincare products … Continue reading

  

Waiting, waiting, waiting.

12Jun

Unfortunately I still have not got my results back from the allergy test! I went to the hospital a few weeks ago and he said I need to leave it a few more weeks before I can get my results … Continue reading

  

Eczema & Exercise

11Jun

Growing up I was always quite athletic and enjoyed playing sports. When I was little I did ballet, then we moved to Vancouver where in the summer I would play baseball and in winter I would ice-skate. Then we moved … Continue reading

  

Allergies, Atopy and Health Care Reform: Why You Should Care

1Jun

I’ve written about why public relations matters for atopic and allergic people. This post will deal with why allergic and atopic people need to get involved with government relations, specifically health care policy. While this post is about the future … Continue reading

  

Moving towards your 20% improvement with eczema

31May

There is nothing worse than not being able to remember when you felt like yourself, when you were able to function without restriction.  As an individual who has been afflicted with sensitive skin and atopic dermatitis for most of my … Continue reading

  

Sunscreen vs. Eczema

30May

Have sent MIB (my itchy boy) off to nursery today with a hat but no sunscreen.  Am I a bad mother?  Nope, just an indecisive one.  Too early in the morning to decide whether or not he’ll definitely need it … Continue reading

  

Seaweed cuts acne spots by two thirds

29May

SeaMed

Acne, a distressing complaint largely affecting teens and young adults, has been shown to respond well when treated with seaweed. A new clinical trial of acne treatments containing seaweed extract has confirmed the healing power of seaweed. In the trial, … Continue reading

  

Centre for Appearance Research International Conference

24May

The Centre for Appearance Research is pleased to announce Appearance Matters 5. This two day international conference will be highlighting the current research and good practice around psychology and appearance, including body image, visible difference, the role of the media, … Continue reading

  

Stop the scraaaaatching!

15May

These words will forever be ingrained in my mind! My nan would say this on a regular basis when I was a child. Although she meant it lovingly and said the scratching in a very exaggerated way, she even added … Continue reading

  

Rosacea and my eyes

23Apr

Sorry its been a while since I have written on this blog- life has been very hectic and very stressful. With lots happening within my business and personal life my stress levels have been going through the roof and my … Continue reading

  

I’m back & better than ever!

18Apr

Hey guys 🙂 Okay, I know I haven’t posted in a loooong time and, I’ll be honest, I forgot about blogging for a while! I’ve been back and forth to the hospital for check-up appointments in between finishing projects in … Continue reading

  

Keeping Eczema at bay

16Apr

Hi Everyone I can’t believe it is so long since I last blogged but after the very, very, bad episode of Eczema some months ago, I sort of lost the will to write about it, which I’m sure you will … Continue reading

  

Why Do I Have Sensitive Skin?

15Mar

I have always had sensitive skin from a very early age and dread to think how much I have spent over the years. Buying the latest claimed product for sensitive skin to find that I react and it goes into … Continue reading

  

Sugar – Poison, Drug or both?

13Mar

 What is all the Fuss about Sugar! Its just Sugar right? Our World is infested with Sugar in many forms, in Soft Drinks, over Pills, in Medications, Sweets, Syrups, Sauces the list goes on… Have you ever hit the pause … Continue reading

  

So much to say, so little time!

13Mar

Hi all, I’m a mother of four and wife to one! I have a very busy, naturally stressful life and living with eczema is no picnic, let alone the fact that my middle daughter and 10 month old son suffer … Continue reading

  

So…

1Mar

Just realised how long it’s been since I last posted. To be fair, I did spend 2 months of that time in Europe, which, by the way was amazing! And it’s what I’m here to talk about. Before I left … Continue reading

  

Is your life affected by acne, eczema or psoriasis?

24Feb

IWC Media make intelligent and thoughtful documentaries including Terry Pratchett: Living with Alzheimer’s and The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive with Stephen Fry, as well as blue chip science programmes such as Brave New World and Stephen Hawking – … Continue reading

  

A bad time

10Feb

Hi everyone Sorry its been so long since I last blogged but the eczema went mad so spent most of my time trying to sort it out as best I could. I’m not sure how it all started but two … Continue reading

  

Eating out with allergies

6Feb

Eating out with allergies - eat with your eyes

This week is the first time in about a fortnight that I’ve begun to feel normal again. Why? you ask? Have you been ill? Well, yes I have been ill, but the reason for the poor health, sleepless nights and … Continue reading

  

Top 10 Mistakes I Made

27Jan

After writing the post ‘Can You Prepare to be a Mom of an Eczema Child’, it got me thinking how I can do better with hindsight. While I can’t re-write history, I want to list down the mistakes I made … Continue reading

  

Waiting sucks!

25Jan

Hey guys So basically this is what has happened: My skin was not getting any better from the last time I blogged, and the itching at night was becoming unbearable and because I was scratching my skin was unable to … Continue reading

  

Does makeup really cover up spots and disguise eczema no matter how thick you apply it?

25Jan

When I was a teenager I was one of those unfortunate people who suffered with both acne and eczema. My spots were fairly mild and the eczema was mainly round my mouth. My eczema always flared up with stress and … Continue reading

  

Thoughts on Eczema

23Jan

Hi everyone Its blogging time again to which I must admit to putting aside, as I get on with all the other things that go with looking after the flare ups of eczema, running a home, business, writing an essay … Continue reading

  

Choosing Childcare for Your Child (Part 2 of 2)

18Jan

This post continues to explore childcare alternatives for your child and in greater details, how pre-schooling has turned out for my baby. For a mom with eczema child, sending your child to a preschool may be fraught with anxiety and … Continue reading

  

Your A to Z of nasties in the chemical world

13Jan

Skin allergies are often triggered by the use of chemicals on the skin and in the home and workplace. Around 6 million Brits,  that is 1 in 5 children and another 1 in 10 adults,  all suffer from Eczema. Why … Continue reading

  

Call the Midwife

13Jan

A series of books written by former AAA patron, Jennifer Worth, have been transformed for the small screen. Call the midwife begins on Sunday 15 January at 8pm on BBC1. As an eczema, asthma and allergy suffer Jennifer decided to … Continue reading

  

Choosing Childcare for Your Child (Part 1 of 2)

11Jan

For a mom of eczema child, probably one of the toughest decisions is whether to entrust others to take care of your child. Will another caregiver remember to moisturize? Will he/she decide to try out his/her own eczema cure? Will … Continue reading

  

Hospital visits are no fun. At all!

7Jan

Hey guys 🙂 Long story short, my little flare up got a bit worse, I kepy scratching it in the night & it ended up getting infected. But no worries! I had a little emergency visit to the hospital today … Continue reading

  

2012 here we come

4Jan

Hi everyone Happy New Year to you all, hope its a healthy one and that the Eczema improves. Well Christmas has now been and gone, did I really run around the supermarket trying not to forget everything with a trolley laden, … Continue reading

  

Friendly bacteria can help your acne

4Jan

New research suggests that friendly bacteria may not just be beneficial for the digestive system but also for your skin. It is believed that good bacteria can help plump and smooth the skin whilst re-hydrating it therefore helping improve the appearance … Continue reading

  

So much going on at once!

31Dec

Hey  guys 🙂 Good news! My blood tests were all clear, no diabetes!I’m gonna have to go back to the doctor though, just to see what these little ‘annoyances’ are, but other than that I’m good 🙂 My skin has … Continue reading

  

Poem: I Need A Friend

28Dec

This poem is inspired by my stay-at-home-mom experience taking care of Marcie, from the time her eczema started at two weeks old till her first birthday. SAHM faces greater stress, being relatively isolated and bearing the full burden of childcare … Continue reading

  

BREAKING NEWS! & a very nice Christmas :)

26Dec

Hey guys! I have some (possibly) shocking news for you! But firstly, MERRY CHRISTMAS! I had a great day, which included a delicious Paleo-friendly Christmas dinner! The contents of this meal is in the previous blog post 🙂 Anyway, on … Continue reading

  

Dealing with Blepharitis

22Dec

Over the last few years I have suffered on and off with Blepharitis. Blepharitis is when the rims of the eyelids become inflamed. This can make your eyes red, irritated and itchy. Dandruff-like crusts can appear on your eyelashes. It … Continue reading

  

Allergy hazards at Christmas

20Dec

Xmass Tree

Christmas Tree Allergy We’ve been warning AllergyBestBuys customers to the allergy problems posed by indoor Christmas trees for years. Now scientists confirm that the traditional fir or spruce, left in a warm room, releases mould spores that can trigger watery … Continue reading

  

Lips Fingers Knees & Toes ……Knees & Toes…

20Dec

It’s almost Christmas and the tree is up, the lights are twinkling and bright and all I am wishing for is that my little girl will be well enough to unwrap her pressies. Christmas is such a special time and … Continue reading

  

Seaweed bath could help your skin

19Dec

Having a seaweed bath could do wonders for your skin including relieving the symptoms of psoriasis. Seaweed has antiseptic, skin soothing properties which make it a popular natural treatment for temporary relief from itchy or painful skin conditions. It is believed that … Continue reading

  

Can You Prepare to be a Mom of an Eczema Child?

15Dec

As I’ve shared in my first post, my husband and I are seriously thinking of stopping at one child because we don’t think we can go through the trials of taking care of a severe eczema baby the second time. … Continue reading

  

Some recipes for you!

14Dec

Hey guys 🙂 This post is going to be dedicated to giving you a few of my recipes of meals that I eat on a regular basis, and are so so so delicious! The first recipe is banana pancakes! I’m … Continue reading

  

13Dec

Hey guys, AGAIN, I am so sorry for the delay between posts! I swear I’m not slacking it’s just that my life has been so hectic now, and when I do have the little breaks from the stress I get … Continue reading

  

23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

13Dec

A Doctor-Professor answers the old question “What is the single best thing we can do for our health” in a completely new way. Dr Mike Evans explains …. Dr Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li … Continue reading

  

One of those weeks!

13Dec

Hi everyone I’m getting later and later with doing my blog but at this time of year it’s a nightmare trying to fit everything in, as I’m sure you will agree. This afternoon is my  daughter’s nativity play, the first … Continue reading

  

Eczema and Immunology – The Sleeping Secret …..

8Dec

Hello everyone, it has been a while since my last blog and much has happened in the household of the girls of 82! As you are all aware my little angel Issi-May who suffers very badly with her eczema on … Continue reading

  

Question to Ask before Marriage – ‘Do You Have Eczema?’

6Dec

Would knowing your future spouse has eczema change your decision to marry him/her? I knew my husband and his family have eczema (I’ve even drawn up an eczema family tree) but I didn’t know how tough it’d be to take … Continue reading

  

A poem about having an anaphylactic attack…

29Nov

I wrote this poem after my last very frightening anaphylactic attack which got me whilst I was on my own, at home, in the middle of the snow in February last year. Fear grips by Ruth Holroyd My lips are … Continue reading

  

Fingers & thumbs

28Nov

Spent most of the day counting gloves. We sell hundreds and hundreds of pairs of white cotton gloves which we have specially made for AllergyBestBuys.com with long wrists and comfortable boxed fingers for customers with eczema and dermatitis. A fresh … Continue reading

  

First blog

25Nov

Hi I’m Lisa and this is my first blog for TalkHealth. I have very sensitive skin, particularly on my face. Certain facial creams cause aggravation resulting in areas of itchy, dry eczema which now has been diagnosed as Rosacea along … Continue reading

  

Sorry!

24Nov

Hey guys, I am so sorry I haven’t posted a blog post in a while but so much has been going on in college & I’ve been coming home everyday literally shattered from all the walking around and work I’ve … Continue reading

  

A poem about the frustrations of eczema, allergies and asthma

23Nov

Here is another poem I wrote a while ago about allergies and some of the frustrations I often feel. “Have you really got an allergy? It’s all in your mind!” I don’t think they really mean to be unkind One … Continue reading

  

Mould spore test results shock

22Nov

Crikey, I wasn’t expecting this. The mould spore count in the MouldCheck petri dish showed a level between Poor and Very Poor. Which means that there is an unacceptable amount of mould spores in my Dad’s flat that could be … Continue reading

  

Tubifast® Gloves Help Hand Dermatitis

17Nov

Tubifast® Gloves with 2-Way Stretch® Technology, from Mölnlycke Health Care, can be used to manage hand dermatitis, which causes anxiety and discomfort to sufferers.  A report entitled: ‘Skin Conditions In The UK: A Health Care Needs Assessment’ (Schofield, Grindlay & … Continue reading

  

Does Eczema stop us having fun?

17Nov

Hi everyone This week I wanted to start on a positive note and tell you about the things we try to do as a family, because sometimes living with eczema can get you down, with the constant scratching  when you have … Continue reading

  

Being ill can suckkkkk…

13Nov

Hey guys 🙂 As you can tell by the title I’ve been ill! I’ve recovered now, and it was a surpirisngly short peroid of illnes – about 4 or 5 hours long. It was really odd! Basically, I was in … Continue reading

  

Heating things Up a Little…..

11Nov

I am not sure if anyone is actually aware but the word Eczema is actually taken from the Greeks ἔκζεμα ēkzema , and translated means – ‘to boil over’! This is particulary relavant as for anyone that directly suffers from … Continue reading

  

Global warming could increase allergies

10Nov

A new investigation has been launched to assess the impact global warming could have on allergic diseases. The project is funded by the European Commission and will include researchers from the University of East Anglia. It is the first investigation to focus … Continue reading

  

Epaderm® Cream Tops Study

10Nov

A recent study, to assess the efficacy of a number of emollients, shows Epaderm® Cream out performs two of the leading emollients.  It also shows Epaderm Cream increases hydration and reduces skin roughness after application1. Epaderm Cream is a 2-in-1 … Continue reading

  

Mölnlycke Health Care Supporting Eczema Outreach Scotland

9Nov

Mölnlycke Health Care, a leading provider of wound care and dermatology solutions to the health sector, has pledged its support to the charity Eczema Outreach (Scotland). Eczema Outreach (Scotland) was set up earlier this year by the mother of a … Continue reading

  

What causes our flare-ups

9Nov

Hi everyone I’m a bit late doing my blog this week as have been a bit megga busy, you know the sort of week – arranging firework outings, catching up with homework, football matches, parents evening and oh yes grandma … Continue reading

  

Still the saaame

8Nov

Hey guys, My skin has pretty much stayed the same lately, not getting any better but not getting any worse, which is good 🙂 I haven’t used steroid creams on my face in a few weeks now, & I don’t … Continue reading

  

Developing Food Intolerances

2Nov

One of the most common questions that I get asked when I go out lecturing and giving talks is “How do food intolerances develop?”. An interesting question, and with the estimate for those suffering from food intolerance at 45% of … Continue reading

  

All is going smoothly

31Oct

Hey guys, Just wanted to say that my skin is still doing the same, and the diet is going well 🙂 I’m really getting to grips with the diet now, and the boundries of what I can and cannot eat … Continue reading

  

Grandma’s diary. A very long day!

31Oct

Hi everyone, I thought this week I would pass the blog to Grandma as she has done a huge amount of the childminding from my son’s very young age  and can give a different perspective which will be familiar to … Continue reading

  

The Girls of No. 82, Just Roll with it.

30Oct

Hello everyone I hope you have all had a good week, we have been busy here in Bristol my little one back in flare so we have had some pretty full on evenings! The thing with eczema especially childhood eczema … Continue reading

  

Is raw meat helping my skin more?

27Oct

Hey guys 🙂 My skin is good again! Not really good as it has been before, but yesterday I had a few red blotches that were aggravating me and now they’re pretty much gone, which was a really quick recovery! But what … Continue reading

  

Summer is upon us…

26Oct

So once again, summer is just a few short weeks away (well, for me) and for once, my skin seems to be okay. Usually at this time of year with all the heat and humidity, it usually flares up. Yet … Continue reading

  

Stress & Skin……..

24Oct

Ladies & Gents…. What a week, you normally see me blogging about my children’s skin be it eczema or acne. You read about my antics on the beach with my girls or my constant endeavours to combat the compliance issue … Continue reading

  

Stay calm and eat your carrot!

24Oct

Hey guys! So sorry my blogging has been a rare occurance lately, college stress has been weighing down on me quite a bit and my parents went away for a few days so I had to look after the house … Continue reading

  

An Eczema Journey

24Oct

This week I have been looking back at the long journey we have made from diagnosis, the support we received along the way and to what is available now to parents and carers of those children with eczema. I remember … Continue reading

  

Holiday tips please…

20Oct

So in exactly one month from today, I’ll be heading to Europe for a 2 month trip (Yay!) The only downside is that I’ll be backpacking and won’t have access to a bath at all and will be heavily relying … Continue reading

  

20 tips for planning and surviving holidays with allergies

19Oct

Since I’m about to fly off to sunnier climbs for a week I thought I’d share some information on planning holidays when you have allergies.  If you’ve ever tried researching countries, cities and places to go, what types of food … Continue reading

  

Perks of being an eczema-tic

19Oct

Believe it or not, there are some perks to having eczema. While there are a gazillion (yes, this is a true measurement of quantity) negatives, the optimist in me has found some positives. We get to have long baths (if … Continue reading

  

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