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Tagged: Hives and Urticaria

Countryfile diaries seasonal allergy special on 20th May

13May

Filming BBC Countryfile Diaries Seasonal Allergy special with Keeley Donavan

If you love nature but also want to find out how you can enjoy the Spring and Summer and embrace the outdoors whilst minimising the effects of your hay fever read on… Simple tasks like going for a walk, run … Continue reading

  

Topical steroid addiction and withdrawal and what it means…

9Jan

My red allergy face

I’m addicted. There, I said it. I’m an addict and it’s all my fault. Well I didn’t know that the drugs I was prescribed would cause any long term problems at the time but it would seem topical steroids are … Continue reading

  

Why does eczema skin itch and should you just stop scratching?

8Jan

Anyone with eczema will know how impossibly draining living with constant itching can be. Just recently I’ve had a mini flare-up and some pretty insane itching. It happens around this time of year, without fail, but I think also I … Continue reading

  

10 things only eczema people do

2Mar

I loved this blog post by Deborah Cicurel for Metro.co.uk, “17 things you’ll only know if you have eczema”. It made me smile because I do most of those things and because it’s good to smile about our trials and … Continue reading

  

10 things only eczema people do

2Mar

I loved this blog post by Deborah Cicurel for Metro.co.uk, “17 things you’ll only know if you have eczema”. It made me smile because I do most of those things and because it’s good to smile about our trials and … Continue reading

  

Lush (not so lush) Dream Wash = skin irritation

9Jan

Lush Dream Wash - irritated my skin.  Not great for eczema

I have used Lush dream wash before many times. I would say it was one of the few washes that I could use that didn’t irritate my skin, so either I’m now more sensitive or they’ve changed the recipe. I … Continue reading

  

Allergic to Chestnut – nut allergy or latex allergy?

28Nov

Nut, gluten, wheat, dairy, soya free chocolate sponge

Should you eat chestnuts if you have a peanut or tree nut allergy? I’ve researched and written about this before and chestnuts aren’t really nuts in the true sense so could be alright for some people with nut allergies, but … Continue reading

  

Living with Eczema book, Mom asks, Doctor answers

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

  

How Protopic for eczema changed my life

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

  

Is coffee making me wheeze?

23Aug

The ‘itching palms and soles of feet’ saga continues after yesterday, my test coffee, made from fresh ground beans, initially seemed to not cause any reaction. By lunch time though I was rubbing my palms and wriggling my feet. The … Continue reading

  

Natural, paraben free sunscreens for sensitive skin

25Jul

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It’s official, it’s hot and I hope you are all enjoying this fantastic British summer weather. However if you have sensitive skin the sun and sunscreen can cause irritation, rashes, hives and prickly heat. Many sun blocks contain parabens, perfume … Continue reading

  

Struggling to stay cool in this heat? Hives? itchy skin?

18Jul

Aloe Up Pro 50 sunscreen

It’s that time of year when the temparatures soar and we all reach for the sunscreen and scuttle to the shade. Well those of us with sensitive skin anyway but sometimes the heat is just too much and the hives … Continue reading