Online clinic on skin conditions 2019


From 1 - 30 September 2019 talkhealth teamed up with Kinetico, The Allergy & Free From Shows, Veil Cover Cream, Action Against Allergy, British Skin Foundation, Eczema Outreach Support and The Vitiligo Society to present an Online Clinic on Skin Conditions.

Go to this Online Clinic

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

Clinical experts answered questions on issues surrounding eczema, sensitive & dry skin, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, scars and many other skin conditions.

Looking for that little bit of extra support with your condition? Our support programmes have been developed to help increase your confidence in managing your condition. To find out more about how you can benefit from our support programmes register your interest today.

Please also check our list of future clinic dates here

Medical Experts

Dr Anton Alexandroff

Consultant Dermatologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer & British Skin Foundation spokesperson - FRCP(UK), CCT (Dermat), PhD, FRSM, FAAD

Dr Mark Brewin

Clinical Scientist - BSc (Hons), MSc, MIPEM, PhD

Vanessa Jane Davies

Skin Camouflage and Scar Therapy Consultant - MEWI MFHT LCGI

Mr Ioannis Goutos

Consultant Plastic & Burns Surgeon - FRCSEd(Plast), MSc Burn Care

Julie Van Onselen

Independent Dermatology Nurse - RGN, RSCN, BA(Hons)

Dr Adil Sheraz

Consultant Dermatologist - MBBS, BMEDSCI(HONS), MRCP (UK), MRCP (DERMATOLOGY) (UK)

Professor Andrew Thompson

Registered Clinical and Registered Health Psychologist - DClinPsy., C.Psychol., AFBPsS., DipCAT., FHEA., BA(Hons)

Dr Sharon Wong

Consultant Dermatologist and British Skin Foundation spokesperson

Supporting Partners


Studies have indicated that the incidence of eczema can be related to water hardness. Hard water is identified as an environmental trigger in the NICE (2007) guidelines on atopic eczema in children 12 years and under 7. Hard water areas are common with more than 60% of households in England and Wales affected.

Kinetico Premier Compact Water Softeners provides the home with a continuous supply of soft water. There are many anecdotal records by doctors and eczema sufferers, of eczema conditions improving or completely disappearing when the patient moves into a soft water area, or when water softeners are fitted to homes in hard water areas.

It has been suggested that hard water can cause or exacerbate eczema due to use of excessive amounts of soap for washing, or due to skin contact with the soap scum, which results from a reaction of the soap with the hardness minerals.

Visit the Kinetico website for more information

The Allergy & Free From Show

The Allergy & Free From Shows are weekend-long events dedicated to freefrom living.

You already live with allergies; maybe you also live with intolerances, coeliac disease or eczema, or freefrom gluten, wheat, dairy, nuts or eggs? Perhaps you know or care for someone who does…

These events are all about finding ways to live a happy life, whatever your condition dictates you must be ‘free from’.

We understand this lifestyle can have a huge impact on you and those around you too, and we want to help make things easier. The Allergy & Free From Shows are your chance to discover the very best food, drink, skin care, allergy solutions, cooking classes, talks, expert advice, family fun. Leave the show smiling, with bags full of everything you need to make freefrom living better; all together in one place for three fantastic, fun-filled weekends across the year in the UK!

ACC Liverpool // 2-3 November 2019

FREE tickets, for you, your family and friends…
We’re offering unlimited free tickets to The Allergy & Free From Shows in 2019, for you, your friends, family and colleagues. Download your free ticket today.

Veil Cover Cream

Veil Cover Cream is a durable, high coverage camouflage makeup recommended by our customers, makeup artists and dermatology skin specialists.

Veil is a specialist brand of high coverage make-up designed to provide long-lasting cover for a range of skin imperfections including vitiligo, birthmarks, port wine stains, rosacea, acne, pigmentation, scars, eczema, psoriasis, varicose veins and unwanted tattoos.

If you are looking for a high coverage, flawless finish, Veil Cover Cream is also the perfect addition to your everyday makeup as it covers uneven skin tone, blemishes, dark under-eye circles and redness with ease.

With our wide range of shades to suit all types of skin, we can help you pick the shade that's right for you. If you're new to Veil, our colour matching kit is the perfect way to help you find the right shade for your skin tone.

Visit the Veil Cover Cream website for more information

Action Against Allergy

Action Against Allergy provides information, advice and support to those made chronically ill through the many different forms of allergy and those who care for them.

A national charity founded in 1978, it campaigns for expert diagnosis and treatment to be available to all through the National Health Service and raises funds for vital research into the causes and treatment of allergic illness. Their ‘Find a Doctor’ service provides personalised advice on the nearest allergy specialist and membership benefits include an informative journal three times a year. In addition, information packs and leaflets covering the whole spectrum of allergy-related illness are available.

Read more about Action Against Allergy...

British Skin Foundation

The British Skin Foundation is the only UK charity dedicated to raising funds for skin disease and skin cancer research. This year the British Skin Foundation turns 20 years old, giving out more than £10 million in grants to over 300 research projects since 1996. 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...

Eczema Outreach Support

Set-up in 2011 by the mother of a young girl suffering from severe atopic dermatitis, Eczema Outreach Support delivers the only 1-1 emotional and practical support service to families with eczema.

We help children with eczema and their families at an early stage, offer a community of peers and educate others through awareness workshops in schools, resources and campaigns.

Read more about Eczema Outreach Support...

The Vitiligo Society

The Vitiligo Society is a well-established UK based charity that began its work in 1984. Run by a small board of trustees, we are dedicated to supporting, campaigning and raising awareness of Vitiligo, which affects 1% of the world’s population.

Over the years, the Society has established a strong reputation for its medical expertise. Funding has been given for research projects with the aim of establishing and understanding the causes of Vitiligo along with finding safe and effective treatments.

Read more about The Vitiligo Society...