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Online Clinic on Skin ConditionsSept 2017
From 1 - 30 September 2017 talkhealth will team up with Mölnlycke Health Care Ltd, manufacturers of Epaderm Cream and Epaderm Ointment and British Skin Foundation to present an Online Clinic on Skin Conditions. Visit the promo page here to find out more.See details
Problem Scarringsponsored by Jobskin Ltd.
Most of us have at least one scar on our body. When our skin needs to heal a wound caused by a burn, graze or surgical scar, it produces a protein called collagen. Collagen helps to protect and strengthen the scar as it heals. Over a period of around 3 months collagen continues to build where the tissue is damaged. This helps to increase blood flow to the scar causing it to become darker in colour and raised. Over time the collagen will start to break down which decreases the blood supply. At this point the scar will become flatter and paler. Learn more.
NEW: Patient Support ProgrammesDue to launch later this year
Are you interested in receiving information and advice directly to you from health experts and patients living with your condition? Looking for that little bit of extra support to improve your quality of life and learn how to better manage your symptoms? Our upcoming Patient Support Programmes give you the confidence to self-manage your condition. Register your interest today.
Pressure Ulcers: What you need to knowWritten by talkhealth
Pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores, are an injury that breaks down the skin and underlying tissue. They are caused when an area of skin is placed under constant pressure. It is an injury commonly found in those who struggle to move around, such as those who are bed bound or in wheelchairs, with most occurring when a person is in hospital.
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Science of Skin Scar SurveyWin prizes by entering today
Are you living with scarring? talkhealth are working in collaboration with Science of Skin to gain a better understanding of some of the issues people experience as a result of their scarring. We have 5 bundles of skin products (Solution for Scars & Solution for Bites) as well as the star prize of one £50 M&S voucher to giveaway to winners chosen at random.
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