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


A blog about scars and associated conditions.

SilDerm – Scar Share


Almost everyone will be affected by scarring at some point in their life. They can have a lasting psychological impact on top of the obvious physical effect. However, SilDerm don’t want people to be embarrassed of their scars. Which is … Continue reading


Unwanted scarring on your face or body – What can you do?


Unwanted scarring on your face or body – What can you do? Most people have at least one scar somewhere on their body (i) so you are not alone. Scars can be caused by a number of factors including surgery, … Continue reading


Manage your health with Patient support Programmes


For those living with chronic health conditions, self-management is crucial for managing and controlling symptoms day to day. Protecting your own health is a responsibility that can require some help and guidance to ensure you pursue the right treatment for … Continue reading


An interview with Dr Andrew Thompson: Support for dermatology patients


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


NEW HUB: talkscars has officially launched



At talkhealth, we are are very excited to announce that our newest hub is now officially live. talkscars (and wound care), our newest health hub, will bring together articles, blogs and news on the latest developments and research in the … Continue reading


Facing the world with psoriasis


I have much admiration for those who are able to face the world, psoriasis and all.  It takes a kind of courage I often lack.  I’ve had lots of unpleasant encounters due my psoriasis, not to mention the sympathy and … Continue reading


Prevention of Pressure Sores on Elderly Patients Living in Care Homes


Pressure sores are a common and substantial concern for elderly patients living in care homes, with over 700,000 people affected every year. For the NHS, they are the single most costly chronic wound, and most often occur in patients over … Continue reading


Ridding Yourself of Unwanted Acne



Researched, tested and proven at home treatments that I have developed for Acne and Acne Scars. I have never had a problem with acne, but for some reason, this new medicine I am on, Entyvio, has given me acne in … Continue reading


Are you Comfortable with being Abnormal?



“To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity” William Arthur Ward To the average observer, I look normal.  I look like the the average college student: in a sorority, serving … Continue reading





What a jam-packed day that has been full of delights! First up was a conversation with a rather wonderful woman – a kindred spirit of sorts I would say. I anticipated speaking to her for about half an hour…2 hours … Continue reading


Top 10 priorities for acne treatment research



We were very privileged to be invited this week to observe the final stages of agreeing what the TOP TEN priority areas for acne treatment research to address are. Over the course of the past 16 months the James Lind … Continue reading


Dear Body…



Right then – the idea for today’s blog post has been shamelessly stolen from the lovely Katie at FatGirlPhD…she knows I am stealing it though…and is quite happy about it too! When I started writing this blog, I felt like … Continue reading


A sticky end for Varicose Veins


Treatments for varicose veins have changed beyond recognition over the last ten years. Up until 1998, the only real option for the treatment of varicose veins and associated conditions (such as venous leg ulcers) was the infamous tying and stripping … Continue reading


Never going to happen…



I am having a not so good day! Despite how great I feel now, it is so bloody tough at times to stay on track. It is even tougher when I know that I will never really end up where … Continue reading


Half-way and happy!


So I’ve often written about goal setting, and the importance of choosing a short-term, achievable aim, so you have something really concrete to work for and achieve in not too much time at all. What I’ve been doing, as well as … Continue reading


An insiders view of acne research?


I conducted my first research on acne in 1974 as a final year undergraduate.  At that time, I had mild facial acne, which would persist, although I didn’t know it then, until I became pregnant, aged 37, in 1990.  I’m … Continue reading


Need Tips To Get Rid Of Acne? Try These!


Acne breakouts can make you feel depressed and worthless. Stop allowing acne to dictate how you live your life. If you follow the tips in this article, you will be on your way to clear and beautiful skin. By following … Continue reading


Make up routine to cover acne


A 19 year old from California has produced a spots and all video to illustrate how she uses make up to cover her severe acne. Cassandra shows before and after shots of her acne and then shows how to achieve the … Continue reading


Stay calm and eat your carrot!


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


Getting a little repetitive


Hey guys At the moment my skin is doing quite good, the skin on my face looks really good, it’s still dry & flaky but it’s not red and raw as I’ve experienced many times before. My arms and legs … 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


Standards aim to improve care for millions with skin diseases


Commissioners and providers should involve patients and the public in decisions about the services provided for the millions of people with a skin disease, standards published this week emphasise. Some 24% of the population visit their GP about a skin … Continue reading


Photodynamic therapy


The Photodynamic Therapy acne treatment is recommended by Dr. Abrams for those who suffer from moderate acne, teenagers and adults with resistant and hard to treat acne or people who suffer from cystic acne with regular breakouts; it is a … Continue reading