Online clinic on skin conditions 2014

17-23Sep2014

From 17-23 September 2014 NHS Choices and talkhealth teamed up with Aveeno, Epaderm, Skinnies, Allergy UK, British Association of Skin Camouflage, British Skin Foundation and Acne PSP to present an Online Clinic on skin conditions. We also ran a twitter chat about sensitive skin on 17th September, sponsored by Surcare.  The clinic is now only open for viewing.

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The clinic is an online forum, please contact us if you’re unsure how it works!

Clinical experts answered questions on skin conditions. Topics included eczema and dry skin, psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, acne, rosacea, skin cancer and other skin conditions and you can read the questions and answers in this clinic by clicking the blue ‘Go to this Online Clinic’ button above.

Please also check our list of future clinic dates here.

Medical Experts

  • Dr Jonathan Bowling

    Consultant Dermatologist - FRCP

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  • Dr Christopher Bridgett

    Consultant Psychiatrist

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  • Dr Walayat Hussain

    Consultant Dermatologist & Specialist Dermatological Surgeon

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  • Dr Stephen Kownacki

    MBBS LRCP MRCS MRCGP DRCOG

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  • Dr Alison Layton

    Consultant Dermatologist M.B, Ch.B, FRCP

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CLINIC SPONSORS

Aveeno

The AVEENO® brand began back in 1945 when two entrepreneurs developed the first AVEENO® Colloidal Oatmeal Soothing Bath Treatment for dry, irritated skin. Since then, over 50 years of clinical evidence has been published supporting the soothing and moisturising benefits of formulations containing colloidal oatmeal for dry and eczema-prone skin. All AVEENO® body products still contain active colloidal oatmeal and/or oat extracts to this day. The well-known skincare benefits of oats include moisturising, soothing, protecting, buffering and cleansing. AVEENO® products are designed for all types of dry skin – from mild to extremely dry.

Please follow this link to view the AVEENO® website.

Epaderm

Epaderm from Mölnlycke Health Care, is a rich emollient used in the management of eczema, psoriasis and other dry skin conditions.Epaderm from Mölnlycke Health Care, is a rich emollient used in the management of eczema, psoriasis and other dry skin conditions. Epaderm is highly versatile and can be used directly on the skin, in the bath or as a skin cleanser; providing complete emollient therapy in one product. It is suitable for all ages, including babies.

Developed by dermatologists, Epaderm has no fragrances, colourings or additives, and contains less sensitisers than other brands. It contains yellow soft paraffin, emulsifying wax and liquid paraffin, which deeply moisturise and soften the skin. Epaderm provides a film barrier, which aids moisture retention within the skin.

For more information about Epaderm visit the website

Skinnies

For babies, children and adults, Skinnies Silk garments are ideal for helping to manage eczema, psoriasis and other chronic skin conditions. They are available in pink, blue and ecru and are more comfortable to wear than standard medical garments. What’s more, Skinnies Silk garments are the most competitively priced medical garments in the UK today.

All Skinnies garments have;

  • Seamfree technology -reduces friction, improves temperature regulation & comfort
  • Different colours - they don't look medical, and are great to wear
  • Been tested to withstand more than 100 washes for real durability- Skinnies laundry range also available
  • Sanitized antimicrobial treatment - British Allergy approved
  • Viscose clothing range also available
  • Greater age range available
  • Machine washable and can go in the tumble dryer

All Skinnies garments are available on prescription directly from your GP, or to buy easily on line.

twitter sponsors

Surcare

Sensitive skin is usually dry, delicate and prone to allergic reactions.Surcare is sponsoring the Twitter chat on 17 September 2014. Click here to get involved in the chat or to read the questions and answers around sensitive skin.

Sensitive skin is usually dry, delicate and prone to allergic reactions. It is often thin and may also react easily to heat and cold, as well as some detergents and cosmetics.

Surcare understands sensitive skin and promises not to put anything unnecessary into its products that might irritate sensitive skin. Surcare products are all free from enzymes, added colourants, acids and perfumes. They are are also independently dermatologically tested and approved - perfect for keeping your family’s skin free from irritation.

There are five laundry products and a washing up liquid in the Surcare range which will get your clothes outstandingly clean and your dishes spic and span.

Available from major supermarkets and online here.

CHARITY PARTNERS

Acne Priority Setting Partnership

The Acne Priority Setting Partnership was set up to bring together on a level playing field people with acne and those who treat them to first identify and then prioritise unanswered questions about the treatment of acne.The Acne Priority Setting Partnership was set up to bring together on a level playing field people with acne and those who treat them to first identify and then prioritise unanswered questions about the treatment of acne. The partnership, which is funded by the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network and the Society for Academic Primary Care, is being co-ordinated from the Department of Dermatology at Harrogate District Hospital where consultant dermatologist and leading acne expert, Dr Alison Layton, and her team are based. It is overseen by a Steering Group comprising patient representatives, people who treat acne and experts chosen for their ability to help with specific tasks. The Steering Group is chaired by Lester Firkins, OBE, of the James Lind Alliance which pioneered the interactive process of priority setting that has now become an established part of the National Institute of Health Research’s evidence gathering to justify where research funds are targeted

Read more about Acne PSP

Allergy UK

Allergy UK is the leading national medical charity providing advice, information and support to people with allergies and food intolerance. Allergy UK acts as the 'voice' of allergy sufferers, representing the views and needs of those affected by this multi-organ disease.

The charity makes a difference through a dedicated helpline and network for sufferers. Allergy UK provides invaluable information and guidance to empower sufferers so that they can manage their symptoms and receive appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

Allergy UK also helps to educate health care professionals who work with patients with allergic conditions, as well as educating corporate bodies in the need for products suitable for allergy and food intolerance sufferers.

Allergy UK is a certified member of The Information Standard, which is an independent certification scheme for health and social care information supported by the Department of Health.

For more information visit: www.allergyuk.org or call the Allergy UK helpline: 01322 619898

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British Association of Skin Camouflage

British Skin Foundation (BSF) is the only UK charity dedicated to skin disease research.The main objective of the BASC is to alleviate the psychological, physical and social effects that an altered image can have on someone’s life by the simple application of specialised skin camouflage products. Founded in 1985, BASC is an independent association, which is not affiliated to any industry, company, organisation or authority. We do not endorse or sell any product. This independent status allows us to operate free from any constraint.

Read more about British Association of Skin Camouflage here

British Skin Foundation

British Skin Foundation (BSF) is the only UK charity dedicated to skin disease research.British Skin Foundation (BSF) is the only UK charity dedicated to skin disease research. With more than 8 million people in the UK suffering with some form of skin disease; the BSF aims to fund the research that is vital for a better understanding of the numerous conditions that blight the lives of so many. Since its inception the British Skin Foundation has funded more than 250 research projects with a total value of over 8 Million pounds. As well as supporting research into diseases such as eczema, psoriasis and skin cancer, cases of which are unfortunately all too common; the BSF are also looking to find better treatments and eventual cures for conditions that may be less familiar such as vitiligo, ichthyosis and alopecia.

Read more about British Skin Foundation here