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Search found 52 matches
by wendygreen
Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Other types of arthritis (e.g. spondylitis, spondylosis, rheumatica, polymyalgia, fibromyalgia)
Topic: arthritis
Replies: 5
Views: 2365

Re: arthritis

Hi, I'm wondering if you've had a definite diagnosis as to the cause of your knee and toe pain, as that will determine the best way to manage it? It could be due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or even gout. Given that the pain in your toe is so severe it's preventing you from walking and th...
by wendygreen
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: back pain
Replies: 3
Views: 1475

Re: back pain

Hi, Experts advise staying mobile, so try to move around gently as soon as you can. An over-the-counter anti-inflammatory painkiller like ibuprofen often helps with acute back pain - if you're able to take it, otherwise paracetamol can be effective. Applying heat (a heated wheat pillow/hot water bot...
by wendygreen
Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Pain is ruining my life!
Replies: 4
Views: 1682

Re: Pain is ruining my life!

Hi Julian, I'm sorry to hear that you feel that pain is ruining your life. I myself suffer from herniated discs in my neck due to osteoarthritis, so I can speak from experience when I say that there are practical things you can do to help yourself. Exercise can help with pain tremendously because it...
by wendygreen
Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Non pharmaceutical options?
Replies: 6
Views: 2877

Re: Non pharmaceutical options?

Hi Jan, As well as keeping active/doing particular exercises/stretches as suggested by Guy, you can also help yourself by watching your diet. The most important aspect of this is watching your weight, as being overweight puts extra strain on weight-bearing joints like your back, knees, hips, feet an...
by wendygreen
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Acne
Topic: Acne for 18 years
Replies: 2
Views: 1852

Re: Acne for 18 years

Hi, I'm sorry to hear that you're at the end of your tether having suffered from acne for such a long time, but please don't give up - I'm sure you will find a treatment that works. I think there are three main areas to focus on - your skin care regime, your hormones and your diet. As you say your s...
by wendygreen
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Burns & Scars
Topic: Pregnancy stretch marks not fading - help!
Replies: 5
Views: 3208

Re: Pregnancy stretch marks not fading - help!

Hi, I'm sorry to hear that you're still finding stretch marks are a problems 11 years after you gave birth. By moisturising your skin regularly you have obviously done your best to help the marks to fade - unfortunately there isn't much more you can do. My best advice would be to change your attitud...
by wendygreen
Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Blisters and broken skin - what's causing this?
Replies: 1
Views: 1497

Re: Blisters and broken skin - what's causing this?

Hi, The condition you describe on your right foot sounds like dyshydrotic dermatitis - also known as pompholyx; this causes many of the symptoms you describe - intense itching and burning, followed by tiny blisters which can ooze and become infected if burst. Although you say you have also had probl...
by wendygreen
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Skin Cancer & Sun Safety
Topic: Is it ever safe to tan?
Replies: 2
Views: 2446

Re: Is it ever safe to tan?

Hi, Unfortunately the latest guidelines from National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) state that there is no such thing as a safe tan. However, we all need to get the sun on our skin for up to 15 minutes daily to ensure we produce enough vitamin D - which is difficult to get from food...
by wendygreen
Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis
Topic: Ingredients to look out for to avoid flare ups.
Replies: 1
Views: 1330

Re: Ingredients to look out for to avoid flare ups.

Hi, To avoid irritating skin that is already sore and inflamed avoid perfumed skin care products/cosmetics. Other ingredients to avoid include glycolic, lactic and salicylic acids, as they may be too harsh. It's probably wise to opt for hypoallergenic skin care products and cosmetics, as these are m...
by wendygreen
Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Acne
Topic: Spots on my scalp
Replies: 1
Views: 1384

Re: Spots on my scalp

Hi, These spots could have a number of causes - including seborrhoeic dermatitis, or folliculitis. Seborrhoeic dermatitis is a form of eczema caused by a yeast overgrowth that mainly affects the scalp, but can also spread to oily parts of the face, such as the sides of the nose. It causes the scalp ...
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