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Tagged: Prurigo

Mindful scratching – can it help eczema?

23Mar

The Eczema Solution by Sue Armstrong-Brown

Before I begin I strongly believe that berating a person for scratching their is the worst kind of well meaning advice. Trust me, if you have eczema and it’s in full force, you cannot stop scratching. And sometimes that is … Continue reading

  

Dermo steroid strips to heal nodular prurigo

29Jan

Dermo healing strips for treating nodular prurigo

This blog post seems a nonsense on the back of my fears about steroids, but having nodular prurigo can be infuriating. The little itchy, hard lumps itch so much you just have to tear off the top, and they bleed … 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 my allergies make me a super being

29Jul

With trusty adrenaline by his side the allergy super being is indestructible

One day you’ll look back and wish you’d had allergies like me because my immune system makes me super human. They give me the power to eradicate the common cold within hours and I never get ill (oh the irony… … Continue reading

  

Pros and Cons of washing hair with rhassoul clay

5Feb

Making rhassoul clay shampoo

I have been washing my hair with rhassoul clay now for about a month. Not every time as it is more time consuming but it does work. Mix two tablespoons of rhassoul clay with cold water and mix to a … Continue reading

  

Rhassoul clay shampoo for dry, itchy eczema scalp

19Jan

Rhassoul clay - Image from Natural Spa Supplies

If you have eczema, psoriasis, sensitive skin and/or a dry flaky scalp then you are probably familiar with the constant search for that perfect shampoo. The solution to all your dry itchy scalp woes and an end to all those … 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

  

8 benefits of oxygen therapy #eczema #asthma

5Dec

I’ve been having oxygen therapy now for a couple of months so what have I found? Has it helped? What are the benefits? Well I’m going, once a week now, so that tells you something. Full of energy – Straight … Continue reading

  

Protopic addiction – can’t reduce the dose

15Nov

Protopic immune suppresant

I think I’m addicted to Protopic. There, I’ve said it. I’ve been using Protopic now since July this year, just four months, and in that time I feel transformed. It really has completely changed the way I look, the way … Continue reading

  

Win a pair of eczema friendly soothe bamboo pyjamas for adults

19Sep

Soothe bamboo pajamas for eczema

To celebrate National Eczema Week the amazing people at Everything for Eczema have offered you lot a chance to win a pair of these amazing SOOTHE bamboo pyjamas, made especially for adults with eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis. If you have … 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

  

Talk Health Online Clinic on Skin Conditions

14Sep

10 Eczema secrets your doctor won't tell you about

If you’ve got a skin condition you might be interested in this TalkHealth Online Clinic on Skin Conditions. This month sees the opening of their Skin Conditions Clinic. The clinic is open now for pre-clinic questions & the experts will … Continue reading

  

iPads can cause nickel allergy

28Aug

Are you allergic to nickel in your iPad

If you have a nickel allergy then you probably know the main things to avoid like metal objects, coins, zips, studs on clothes, jewellery, certain foods even. The list of things containing nickel is endless but had you ever considered … 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

  

FreeFrom Skincare Awards 2014 – the winners!

11Jul

FreeFrom SkinCare Awards 2014

One of my top Allergy Show highlights was the third annual FreeFrom SkinCare Awards ceremony which took place hidden away in a room in the back corner of the exhibition hall in the Love Natural Love Organic show, which was … Continue reading

  

Five potential new allergy and eczema cures

22May

Hookworm - for allergies, eczema, immune system

If you’ve had allergies all your life no doubt you will have tried all sorts of whacky and wonderful cures, things that will change your life, solutions that will get rid you of all your allergies, amazing treatments that will … Continue reading

  

A trip to the allergy clinic – what to expect!

10Mar

Allergy skin prick test

I look forward to my trips to the allergy clinic because I learn stuff every time, mainly about my skin and eczema because the specialist I see is a Dermatologist at Oxford Churchill Hospital. I am reminded I am not … Continue reading

  

Is calcium propionate safe for gluten free baked goods?

20Jan

Bread

Calcium propionate can be found in many gluten free baked goods and it may be the cause of many of migraine headaches. So what’s it included for? Is it really needed? E282 – Calcium propionate Calcium propionate “Occurs naturally in … Continue reading

  

Cutting out processed foods to help eczema week three

6Dec

Just a quick update on the processed food free experiment. It’s going well. Really well. My skin is pretty amazing. I would share a photo but I have a massive zit on my cheek! I never get spots! This is … Continue reading

  

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