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Tagged: atopic eczema

Habit reversal for atopic eczema

4Feb

Habit reversal

              Our 12 year old patient was delighted when her previously troublesome chronic atopic eczema quickly cleared using habit reversal for habitual scratching using The Combined Approach. We asked her what part of the treatment … Continue reading

  

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

  

Stress and atopic eczema

9Apr

2Way

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

  

Alcohol and atopic eczema

17Dec

Red

  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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

Is a hot bath good or bad for eczema?

17Jun

Are hot baths good or bad for people with eczema? All the advice points to avoiding hot baths at all costs and instead having cold or luke warm baths. However in my experience a luke warm bath is a very … 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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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