Articles

This section contains articles about eczema and related conditions written by doctors, specialists, journalists and individuals from professional bodies and organisations.

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    Eczema bill of rights

    We all have rights as people living in England. In order to ensure that you’re having your rights respected, however, it’s important that you know what they a...

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    Different types of hand eczema and treatment options

    Hand eczema (also known as contact dermatitis) is a common condition affecting up to 10% of the population. It results from a combination of factors, both internal (e.g. ...

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    Load up on fish oil to help avoid eczema flare ups

    When it comes to treating eczema, many patients will have their own self-care regime in place. We’re becoming increasingly aware of the addictive nature of certai...

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    How people with eczema often have dairy allergies and how this can be managed

    Dairy is one of the most common food intolerance in people with eczema. However, embarking on a dairy free diet requires, above all, medical advice and guidance, together...

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  • How to relieve dry, itchy skin with bath oil

    Are you struggling to get your bath oils? You may no longer be able to get bath oils for your itchy, dry skin conditions from your GP but don't worry, you can still effe...

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    Make up, cosmetics and paraben free products for people with eczema and contact allergies

    Cosmetics are hugely important in a woman’s life and it can be very difficult to find a product which will not aggravate skin which is prone to eczema. It can be ve...

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  • Take Control of your Skin

    These days, people can be affected by all sorts of skin conditions, the most common being eczema, psoriasis and contact dermatitis. But whether it's something you've had ...

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    Nappies and nappy care for babies with eczema

    A substantial proportion of babies with eczema do not get eczema in their nappy area. This is thought to be because of the humidity and the presence of urine which can ac...

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  • NHS to cut silk clothing & emollient prescriptions for eczema patients

    The NHS has announced it will no longer be prescribing certain treatments for people suffering with eczema.

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    Soap substitutes

    Normal healthy skin has potential of hydrogen (pH) range of 5.4-5.9. If you use a soap that contains a high Ph, it can cause an increase in the Ph on the skin, which in t...

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  • No benefit in using antibiotics in treatment of eczema study shows

    Estimates suggest that 40% of eczema flares are treated with topical antibiotics, however findings from a study led by Cardiff University suggest there is no real benefit...

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    Staph aureus and how it can infect eczema

    Antibiotic-resistant superbugs are headline news. We are all familiar with the letters MRSA but perhaps not everyone knows that the SA stands for staphylococcus aureus. Y...

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