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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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

A busy week!

28Nov

Hi everyone I’m rather late in doing my blog this week as the lead up to Christmas seems to have started a bit earlier this year. Firstly the Eczema at the moment is not doing too badly, although the skin … 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

  

Alternative ways to say “stop scratching”

30Sep

Our online clinic on eczema was a huge success. One of the key topics was about scratching and eczema. Here’s want Becky says about her daughter “My 3 year old scratches a lot, especially at bedtime when she’s tired and … Continue reading