psoriasis

A blog about psoriasis and associated conditions and topics.

Dr Catherine OLeary

3 Jun

Trauma in childhood can affect your health

In the mid 90s a team of researchers from a private healthcare company in America made a startling discovery.  They asked over 17,000 people about their experiences of abuse and trauma in childhood, and followed them over 15 years.  They …

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Dr Catherine OLeary

8 Apr

Diet and Psoriasis: What Works?

Diets were in the news again this week.  An article in The Lancet looked at diets in 195 countries across the world and confirmed that a poor diet of processed meat, sodium and sugary foods was the leading factor in …

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Dr Catherine OLeary

20 Mar

How a skin condition like psoriasis can affect your child and what you can do to support them

Living with a skin condition like psoriasis or eczema is hard. Around 60% of people with psoriasis suffer with depression and up to 48% report feeling anxious. While we know about the psychological impact of psoriasis on adults, less is …

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talkhealth

19 Dec

Herbal skin cream found to contain steroids

MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) have warned the general public that a skin cream claiming to be a natural Chinese herbal remedy for treating eczema contains a potentially harmful steroid and should not be used. Zudaifu cream Zudaifu …

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talkhealth

22 Oct

‘Ask the Expert – psoriasis’ raised some interesting questions from our members

With the support of the British Skin Foundation (BSF), our October Ask the Expert session focused on the common skin disease of psoriasis. According to the BSF, psoriasis affects one in 50 people, and men and women in equal numbers. …

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talkhealth

19 Oct

World Psoriasis Day is on Monday 29 October

Every year, for more than ten years, the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) has organised World Psoriasis Day on 29 October. The day aims to raise awareness of this debilitating disease, which today affects around 2% of people worldwide, …

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talkhealth

25 Aug

Psoriasis Treatment – Approval from the MHRA of Dovonex

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)  have just announced the approval of Dovonex Psoriasis Ointment to be made available through pharmacies without a prescription. At talkhealth we would like to thank everyone that responded to our request to …

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talkhealth

16 May

Manage your health with Patient support Programmes

For those living with chronic health conditions, self-management is crucial for managing and controlling symptoms day to day. Protecting your own health is a responsibility that can require some help and guidance to ensure you pursue the right treatment for …

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talkhealth

21 Mar

Paraffin in skin creams linked to fire deaths

You may have read in the news this week (19 March 2017) about the link between people using paraffin based skin creams and dozens of fire deaths across England. People living with conditions such as eczema and psoriasis who use paraffin based …

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British Skin Foundation

9 Feb

BSF – Pollution: How it affects our skin

Concerned about the effects of pollution on the skin? Dr Anjali Mahto, Consultant Dermatologist & British Skin Foundation Spokesperson discusses the measures you can take at home to protect your skin. Dr Mahto explains, “As skin is your outermost barrier, …

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talkhealth

27 Jan

Ask the Expert: Children’s Skin Conditions

Last week saw the launch of our latest venture – Ask the Expert. The one day clinic, which took place Wednesday 18th January, was the first in a series of Ask the Expert sessions which will run in partnership with …

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British Skin Foundation

1 Dec

Introducing the British Skin Foundation

Established in 1996, the British Skin Foundation (BSF) was set up to raise money for research into skin disease and skin cancer. Our mission is to find cures and better treatments for all skin conditions. We receive no statutory funding, …

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talkhealth

27 Oct

Psoriasis Awareness Week 2016 – What Does Psoriasis Mean to You?

PsoriasisIS Awareness Poster

Psoriasis Awareness Week runs annually and aims to inform and raise awareness of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. This year the awareness week is running from Saturday 29th October – Saturday 5th November and talkhealth are working to support Psoriasis Association with …

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talkhealth

11 Oct

An interview with Dr Andrew Thompson: Support for dermatology patients

Back in July, talkhealth published an article which highlighted the need for psychological support which dermatology patients are severely lacking. The article was inspired by the team of experts from the Severe Eczema and Psoriasis Team at St. John’s Institute …

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Jo Jenkins

27 Jul

How a skin condition like psoriasis can affect your body image and what to do about it

Your body image is how you perceive yourself when you look at your reflection in the mirror or when you think about the way you look.  How accurately your body image matches the way others actually see you is dependent …

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talkhealth

5 Jul

Psoriasis Shout Out – Guy’s Hospital Event

Psoriasis Clienticians

On Friday 24th June talkhealth went along to Guy’s Hospital to support Psoriasis Shout Out’s afternoon of talks and performances. The event was chaired by Catherine Smith, Professor of Dermatology and Therapeutics. The other clinicians present were Dr Eleanor Higgins, Consultant Dermatologist; Dr …

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talkhealth

3 Jun

The Psoriasis Shout Out Roadshow

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This June talkhealth will be advocating for an exciting new venture for Psoriasis Shout Out. Between the 18th and 24th of June 2016, the Manchester-based charity and research initiative will be embarking on a roadshow around different regions and cities …

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Jo Jenkins

2 Jun

Facing the world with psoriasis

I have much admiration for those who are able to face the world, psoriasis and all.  It takes a kind of courage I often lack.  I’ve had lots of unpleasant encounters due my psoriasis, not to mention the sympathy and …

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Jo Jenkins

17 May

Mindfulness for psoriasis

The exciting news is that mindfulness can help if you have psoriasis. But what is it and how does it work? Mindfulness is a meditation technique where you focus your mind on the present moment and appreciate now rather than …

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Patricia

8 Dec

Your Immune System – The First Line of Defence against Infections

Growing problems of immunity to antibiotics

On 6th December 2015, there was some disturbing news in the Daily Mail.  The headline ran thus: “Superbug that beats antibiotics heading our way” Basically, superbugs have breached the last line of antibiotic defences for the first time.  A drug, Colistin, …

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talkhealth

28 Oct

Epaderm Twitter Chat

Twitter chat

On 16 September 2015, talkhealth and Mölnlycke Health Care collaborated to run a Twitter Chat. Using talkhealth’s hashtag #talkskin, talkhealth, a number of specially-selected skin care experts, and members of the talkhealth community all took part in a lively discussion …

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Dr Roger Goulds

14 Sep

Is beauty only skin deep?

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  Today marks the the start of Talkhealth’s week long clinic on skin problems. The skin is an amazing organ. The largest in the human body, providing a number of functions including protection from infection and water loss, insulation and …

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Guest blogger

19 Jan

Winter skin and emollients

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Many people have naturally dry skin, and this can be made worse by cold weather, central heating at home and air conditioning at work. Dry skin is often rough and scaly, feels uncomfortable and tends to be itchy. Coping with …

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Kayleigh Herbertson

30 Oct

Holidays With Conditions In Mind

It’s true that having a health condition really finds it’s way into all kinds of facets of your life. As I’ve mentioned previously, my chest reacts incredibly badly to the cold, which makes winter something of a pain. So I’m …

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talkhealth

8 Oct

September’s online clinic on skin conditions

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We hope you managed to catch our talkhealth online clinic on skin conditions. It was a lively clinic with questions being answered by experts Dr Alison Layton, Dr Jonathan Bowling, Dr Christopher Bridgett, Dr Walayat Hussain and Dr Stephen Kownacki. …

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talkhealth

3 Sep

Perceptions of living with a Skin Problem

portrait of cute boy in the garden

Alongside our online clinics we run monthly surveys. August’s survey was on skin conditions. We wanted to find out about how living with a skin condition can affect someone’s life. From our results, we found that living with a skin …

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talkhealth

4 Jul

94th BAD Conference in Glasgow

94th BAD Conference, Glasgow 2014

On Wednesday this week talkhealth was invited, via our lovely client Intrapharm Laboratories, as their guest at the 94th BAD (British Association of Dermatologists) conference, held this year in Glasgow. The day started early with a 9am flight from Southampton …

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talkhealth

21 Apr

talkhealth visit the Natural & Organic Product Show

Silicol Gel

          Last week talkhealth went to the very busy Natural & Organic Product Show up in Olympia.  We were so pleased to see so many friendly faces including Pravera, silicolgel and Salcura to name but a …

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Adam Eason

18 Sep

A Self-Hypnosis Sensory-Imagery Technique For Skin Conditions

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Further to my previous blog entry here, citing some of the research supporting the use of hypnosis for help with skin conditions, as promised I am going to share a couple of self-hypnosis techniques in coming days. Today is one …

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Adam Eason

18 Sep

The Evidence for Using Hypnosis with Skin Disorders

As of today, I am again part of the online clinic here at the TalkHealth Partnership. This particular online clinic is looking at skin disorders. Those familiar with this site will know that the clinics offer lots of support from …

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Jenny

6 Sep

Psoriasis and me

So I haven’t written on this blog for a while and to be honest it’s because my psoriasis has been surprisingly calm for the last few months. Last time I wrote about how I was looking for different ways to …

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Guest blogger

5 Sep

The magical benefits of Salt for Asthma, COPD, Sinusitis and other respiratory and skin conditions

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We are all familiar with the benefits of sea air and natural salt caves, but did you know that salt has also been used for over 200 years as a natural therapy for respiratory ailments and skin conditions? Salt therapy …

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talkhealth

30 May

A study that’s found the chemical that makes us scratch

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 …

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Jenny S

17 Apr

Don’t Let Them Bring You Down

I must say that I have reached a stage in my life where I have managed to come to some kind of terms with the fact that I suffer from severe eczema. I’ve stopped giving a damn about how I …

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Jenny

16 Apr

All In My Mind

One of the strangest and perhaps most irritating aspects of psoriasis is the fact that it is so closely linked to how we are feeling. I’ve started a new job and the whole process of interviews, resignation and starting with …

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talkhealth

14 Mar

The FreeFrom Skincare Awards 2013 shortlist is announced!

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Almost 80 products from over 50 skincare manufacturers have made the shortlist of the second annual FreeFrom Skincare Awards, which has been announced today. Five brands lead the way with three shortlisted products each – Barefoot Botanicals, Botanicals, Green People, …

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talkhealth

13 Mar

London takes its place among healthcare innovation elite cities of the world

Downing Street

Jeremy Hunt launches London Centre of Innovation Excellence and new app library to help people live well. The UK’s worldwide reputation for innovation in healthcare will be sealed today as Jeremy Hunt launches London’s new centre of innovation excellence established …

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Jenny

2 Jan

I’ll take the high road; you take the low road.

My psoriasis has so far, this winter, stayed in remission and for that I am very grateful. But I have found myself thinking back to the times its been bad and reactions people have had to it. Aside from the …

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DrB

4 Dec

Chelsea Physic Garden

In deepest Chelsea, London UK, there is a gem often overlooked by international visitors. In the picture DrB stands between the Psychiatry and Dermatology beds in Chelsea Physic Garden. Containing almost 5000 plant species from all over the world, the …

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talkhealth

23 Nov

Itching has a visual trigger, new research reveals

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 …

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Jenny

26 Sep

The Patient Patient

Last time I wrote on this blog I was in the middle of one of the worst flare ups I’ve had in a decade. I explained that it was largely due to stress and my despair at being unable to …

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Lisa

4 Jul

What to Avoid in your Body Washes & Shampoos

If you are interested in natural beauty products you’ll no doubt have a keen interest in the ingredients that go into your body washes and haircare products. If you have skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, sensitive skin then it …

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Carol

23 Jun

BOOST YOUR IMMUNE

This week’s blog is dedicated to those who suffer from one or more autoimmune diseases. I take my hat off to you! Having to endure the daily struggles of your respective invisible illness is truly a heroic feat, and in …

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Jenny

20 Jun

Psoriasis and shame

I’ve been mulling this blog post around in my head for quite a long time but an article about one woman’s experiences of psoriasis I read in the Daily Mail online, highlighted by fellow psoriasis blogger Jessica (@jessnpsoriasis) had spurred …

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Jenny

30 May

Love in the time of psoriasis

There is one aspect of having psoriasis that no one really talks about – the feelings of nervousness and embarrassment it can create when it comes to matters of love. To love and be loved is to expose yourself and …

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talkhealth

24 May

Centre for Appearance Research International Conference

The Centre for Appearance Research is pleased to announce Appearance Matters 5. This two day international conference will be highlighting the current research and good practice around psychology and appearance, including body image, visible difference, the role of the media, …

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Jenny

16 Mar

Dying for good hair?

As you can see from my picture I have short blonde hair. I don’t mind confessing, while being naturally fair, that is not my natural hair colour. I noticed on the forum people had been asking for advice about going …

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Lisa

15 Mar

Why Do I Have Sensitive Skin?

I have always had sensitive skin from a very early age and dread to think how much I have spent over the years. Buying the latest claimed product for sensitive skin to find that I react and it goes into …

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talkhealth

24 Feb

Is your life affected by acne, eczema or psoriasis?

IWC Media make intelligent and thoughtful documentaries including Terry Pratchett: Living with Alzheimer’s and The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive with Stephen Fry, as well as blue chip science programmes such as Brave New World and Stephen Hawking – …

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Jenny

3 Feb

My own private Up Helly Aa

This week the Shetland Isles celebrated their fire festival Up Helly Aa. The tradition, which started in the Victorian era, is a reference to the Isles connection to their Scandinavian neighbours. It is also seen as a marker for the …

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Kristina

25 Jan

Does makeup really cover up spots and disguise eczema no matter how thick you apply it?

When I was a teenager I was one of those unfortunate people who suffered with both acne and eczema. My spots were fairly mild and the eczema was mainly round my mouth. My eczema always flared up with stress and …

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Alexandra

13 Jan

Your A to Z of nasties in the chemical world

Skin allergies are often triggered by the use of chemicals on the skin and in the home and workplace. Around 6 million Brits,  that is 1 in 5 children and another 1 in 10 adults,  all suffer from Eczema. Why …

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Jenny

3 Jan

The Skin I Live In

“Is that a birth mark?” This was the comment made to me by the slightly intimidating man who had just asked for the time while I walked towards my local shopping area. I realised his interest in the time was …

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talkhealth

19 Dec

Seaweed bath could help your skin

Having a seaweed bath could do wonders for your skin including relieving the symptoms of psoriasis. Seaweed has antiseptic, skin soothing properties which make it a popular natural treatment for temporary relief from itchy or painful skin conditions. It is believed that …

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Deborah

13 Dec

23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

A Doctor-Professor answers the old question “What is the single best thing we can do for our health” in a completely new way. Dr Mike Evans explains …. Dr Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li …

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Jenny

12 Dec

Silent Night; Itchy Night

Argh! That is the sound that comes out of my mouth at pretty regular intervals as I sit at my desk trying to ignore the itching on my scalp, ears, back, legs and sides. It feels as if little imps …

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Anna B

8 Dec

Eczema and Immunology – The Sleeping Secret …..

Hello everyone, it has been a while since my last blog and much has happened in the household of the girls of 82! As you are all aware my little angel Issi-May who suffers very badly with her eczema on …

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Jenny

1 Dec

All of the lights!

It’s well known that psoriasis can develop or be exacerbated at times of stress. When I was 17 I was studying for my A Levels like many teenagers. For most this is a very stressful time and I was no …

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talkhealth

25 Nov

Could you have psoriatic arthritis?

If you, or a member of your family suffers with psoriasis and you are experiencing joint pain and swelling you may have psoriatic arthritis. The National Psoriasis Foundation are aiming to make psoriasis sufferers aware of the signs of psoriatic …

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Lisa

25 Nov

First blog

Hi I’m Lisa and this is my first blog for TalkHealth. I have very sensitive skin, particularly on my face. Certain facial creams cause aggravation resulting in areas of itchy, dry eczema which now has been diagnosed as Rosacea along …

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Jenny

23 Nov

It’s not catching!

I’m 28 years old and I’ve had psoriasis for as long as I can remember. There was never a moment where I saw a red scaly patch and wondered what it was, as I always knew I had this thing …

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talkhealth

9 Nov

Could fish help you beat psoriasis?

Channel 4’s The Food Hospital looks at whether diet can help improve various conditions. One of the participants was 7 year old Callum and his mum Karen, both psoriasis sufferers. Experts suggested a diet of oily fish, turmeric, cinnamon and …

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talkhealth

28 Oct

Online clinic on psoriasis opens today

An online clinic on psoriasis with NHS Choices, Psoriasis UK and British Skin Foundation and sponsored by mumsnet opened this morning. Clinical experts will be available to answer all your questions about issues surrounding psoriasis, offering advice on caring for …

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talkhealth

25 Oct

Online clinic on psoriasis coming soon

Psoriasis Association and British Skin Foundation have teamed up with NHS Choices and talkhealth to present an online clinic on psoriasis. Clinical experts will be available to answer all your questions about issues surrounding psoriasis, offering advice on caring for …

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Anna B

24 Oct

Stress & Skin……..

Ladies & Gents…. What a week, you normally see me blogging about my children’s skin be it eczema or acne. You read about my antics on the beach with my girls or my constant endeavours to combat the compliance issue …

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talkhealth

19 Oct

Fish foot spas may spread disease

A new pedicure craze is sweeping the nation but is it safe? Fish foot spas are a nibbling treatment where dead skin is removed from the feet by fish. However Britain’s health protection agency have warned that this could be …

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talkhealth

14 Oct

1 in 4 people with psoriasis may have undiagnosed psoriatic arthritis

A study by the National Psoriasis Foundation has discovered that as many as 1 in 4 people with psoriasis may also have undiagnosed psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis that affects the joints and tendons. 30% …

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talkhealth

14 Oct

Get gorgeous autumn skin

At this time of lower humidity, with less water carried in the air, cold and often windy days add new challenges to your skin. All heating creates a dry air environment – with central heating at home being the main …

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Anna B

6 Oct

Do I Really Need Botox….?

Hi Everyone I am a little jaded tonight hence my question around Botox , I can’t believe just how much my face has dropped over the duration of this week. At one point today I actually thought I would need …

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Anna B

4 Oct

Yahoo for the Change in Weather

I am sure that everyone else is really sad to see the sun change to wind and some rain but come Monday late afternoon when the weather in the Southwest changed, I found myself running around the kitchen table …….with relief! …

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talkhealth

3 Oct

The battle against childhood skin disease takes to the airwaves

Skin disease research charity the British Skin Foundation (BSF) is taking the battle against skin disease in children to the airwaves by producing a series of radio shows aimed at children and parents. The charity has teamed up with the …

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talkhealth

27 Sep

Psoriasis linked to increased stroke risk

People with psoriasis have nearly three times the normal risk of stroke and abnormal heart rhythm, according to scientists in Denmark. The researchers believe this may be because the skin and blood vessels may share similar sources of inflammation. However …

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talkhealth

16 Sep

Attempt at record breaking in aid of the Psoriasis Association

Sean Mc Gahern, 35, plans to break the world record for the worlds longest dive in warm open waters. The dive is due to run from Saturday 24 September until Monday 26 September in aid of the Psoriasis Association. Sean, …

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talkhealth

15 Sep

Peaches Geldof has suffered with psoriasis since childhood

Peaches Geldof defends her weight loss and the marks on her arms by insisting they are the result of healthy eating and psoriasis. The model says she has suffered with psoriasis since she was a child and is not taking …

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Deborah

28 Jul

Kim Kardashian diagnosed with psoriasis

Kim Kardashian, of ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’, has been diagnosed with psoriasis. Kim sought the opinion of her dermatologist after she saw flaky red patches on her legs. Kardashian’s mother was diagnosed with psoriasis at the age of 30. …

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Deborah

27 Jul

Standards aim to improve care for millions with skin diseases

Commissioners and providers should involve patients and the public in decisions about the services provided for the millions of people with a skin disease, standards published this week emphasise. Some 24% of the population visit their GP about a skin …

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Deborah

25 Jul

Five more sun cream mistakes to avoid

According to the Daily Mail today,  people are still making mistakes when using sun creams. The article explores whether you are really protecting your skin from the sun as much as you should be. To read more follow this link …

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Deborah

8 Jul

Skin season

Don’t be afraid to bare your soul in skin season: start the conversation now! CSPA launches new tool in recognition of the Canadian Dermatology Association’s 86th Annual Conference. EDMONTON, AB (June 23, 2011) – Dermatologists from across Canada are meeting …

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Deborah

8 Jul

NHS Choices Online Clinics

talkhealth are proud to be collaborative partners with NHS Choices. Each month talkhealth hosts exclusively ‘Online Clinics on …’ partnering with NHS Choices and a national charity associated with the clinic’s topic. The clinics are run across all talkhealth websites …

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Deborah

7 Jul

16 to 30s worst at skin cancer prevention, new research reveals

16 to 30-year-olds are the worst at protecting their skin in the sun, despite melanoma being the second most common cancer in this age group, according to a new study out this week. The research, due to be released at …

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Deborah

24 Jun

Games consoles

The Sun warned today that “kids as young as eight are suffering crippling arthritis-like pain from using consoles and phones.” It said that experts have called for warnings to be shown on gaming boxes. The news reports are based on …

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Deborah

24 Jun

Need for more support

Results of a recent survey revealing that 94 percent of GPs don’t have sufficient time to ask psoriasis sufferers what impact the condition is having on a patient’s life, are worrying according to leading psychologist and prolific academic author, Dr …

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Deborah

6 Jun

Online Clinic on Skin Cancer & Sun Safety

SKCIN (The Karen Clifford Skin Cancer Charity) has teamed up with NHS Choices and talkhealth to present an Online Clinic on Skin Cancer & Sun Safety.  SKCIN is the only national skin cancer charity. Clinical experts will be available to …

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Deborah

3 Jun

How to apply sunscreen

An expert explains, in an NHS Choices video, why it is important to protect your skin from sunburn to help avoid skin cancer. She also gives advice on how to apply sunscreen correctly and what to look out for when …

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Deborah

2 Jun

An online clinic on Hay Fever

Last month a lively and informative forum for people suffering from Hay Fever was held in conjunction with patient support charity Action Against Allergy, the Allergy Academy, NHS Choices and other leading experts.  Although the forum is now closed it …

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Deborah

26 May

Free samples & offers

FREE samples and offers that are available across our talk sites. Be up to date on our offers by joining FREE today one of our sites – it is very easy and quick, just click here … Welcome Packs – …

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Deborah

23 May

Psoriasis during pregnancy

Moderate to severe psoriasis is an independent risk factor for a variety of adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to Dr. Jennifer C. Cather. Yet much remains unknown about the impact of psoriasis and its treatment in pregnancy. For this reason, every …

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Deborah

23 May

Extremely obese children

Children who are overweight or obese have a significantly higher prevalence of psoriasis, and teens with psoriasis, regardless of their body weight, have higher cholesterol levels, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published online in the Journal of Pediatrics.  The …

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Deborah

19 May

Severe hypertension

UC Davis dermatologists have found that people who have high blood pressure as well as psoriasis – a condition that causes patches of irritated, itchy red skin – are more likely to have more severe high blood pressure and require …

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Deborah

12 May

Articles about psoriasis

Within the ‘articles‘ section of talkpsoriasis, items about psoriasis have been written by doctors, specialists, journalists and individuals from professional bodies and organisations.  You can read articles such as: Psoriasis study will target stress and state of mind Psoriasis patients: …

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Deborah

6 May

NICE recommends golimumab for psoriatic arthritis

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has today issued final guidance recommending golimumab (Simponi) for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis. Golimumab joins a list of treatment options already recommended by NICE for this condition. The guidance recommends …

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Deborah

6 May

Psoriasis patients: benefit of long-established treatments

For patients with severe psoriasis, a new class of intravenous and injectable biological medicines known as “biologics” has brought about a near revolution in treatment. But doctors at the University of Michigan Health System note that patients and their doctors …

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Deborah

6 May

Mindfulness

People with psoriasis could benefit from a new study that aims to improve symptoms through the psychological concept of ‘mindfulness’. Researchers at The University of Manchester will be asking 40 volunteers with psoriasis to participate in a therapy group to …

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Deborah

5 May

FREE 500g Balneum Cream – 28 Day Survey

talkeczema and talkpsoriasis are looking for 200 volunteers, living in the UK, with eczema or psoriasis to take part in a 28 day survey using Balneum Cream manufactured by Almirall. We would like to hear your general feedback on how …

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Deborah

3 May

Poster downloads for patients, sponsors and the media

talkhealth invites you to download copies of its pdf posters.  The posters are a mixture of future events to be run on the sites and the talkhealth conditions such as eczema, acne, allergy, psoriasis, menopause and asthma. From this page …

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Deborah

20 Apr

Severe psoriasis

Severe psoriasis linked to major adverse cardiovascular events. Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin disease, and if severe, has been demonstrated to be a risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease. However, the degree to which psoriasis is associated with major …

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Deborah

8 Apr

An open clinic on Hay Fever

From 20-26 May 2011 patient support charity Action Against Allergy has teamed up with NHS Choices and talkhealth to present an Open Clinic on Hay Fever.  You will have the opportunity to post your questions to our panel of clinical …

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talkhealth

19 May

FREE Health Fact Sheets

We’ve now launched a range of FREE downloadable Fact Sheets on our sites. Visit each of our sites for the relevant Fact Sheets: www.talkeczema.comwww.talkallergy.comwww.talkasthma.comwww.talkmenopause.comwww.talkpsoriasis.comwww.talkacne.com We will be adding more Fact Sheets over the coming months. +1363   

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talkhealth

7 Oct

Calm Inflammed Skin with Oats

Oats contain anti-inflammatory properties and can help to reduce skin flare ups. Simply add a few cups of oats to a warm (not hot) bath and soak for 15-20 minutes to calm the skin. Some of our TalkEczema visitors have …

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talkhealth

6 Oct

Clinical Trial – Benefits of Using a Water Softener if you have Eczema

A research study through Nottingham University is looking at whether water softeners help reduce the severity of eczema. All water in the home is softened, except at one tap for drinking water. Results are expected in early 2010. For more …

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talkhealth

25 Sep

Moisturiser in the Fridge

Did you know that if you put your moisturiser/emollient in the fridge it will act as a cooling agent on your eczema as you apply it – this may help to reduce inflammation and itching. For more information on how …

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talkhealth

21 Sep

Applying Emollients Correctly

As winter sets in it’s time to think about how much more our skin dries out and for those with eczema it is particulary important to moisturise regularly and correctly. Make sure you use a moisturiser that suits your skin. …

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talkhealth

6 Jul

Social Effects of Skin Disorders Survey

We are conductng a survey to look at the social effects of skin disorders (eczema, acne, psoriasis etc) on children and their parents. Please take 5 minutes to complete our survey. There’s also a chance to win £25 M and …

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talkhealth

23 Jun

Four Out Of Ten Skin Disease Sufferers Bullied

According to a recent online survey conducted by the skin disease charity the British Skin Foundation, 23% of those who participated said that they had suffered from an isolated incident of bullying, with a further 18% revealing that they suffered …

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