Eczema

Your Questions Answered: My Child Is Suffering From Eczema

Dr Genevieve Osborne BM FRCP | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK Parents
Dr Genevieve Osborne BM FRCP

Eczema is really common in young children. In fact, around 20% of children get eczema, which can be a big stress for parents. Eczema causes itching and scratching that can be a big source of misery and sleepless nights.

Loving The Skin You're In - Finding Your Self-Esteem Stride In Your Forties

Parry Ray | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Parry Ray

For as long as I can remember I have had problems with my skin - physically and metaphorically speaking.

How To Tell If You Have Eczema (And The Treatments That Could Help)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

In the UK, one in five children and one in 12 adults have eczema, but despite the common nature of the skin condition, it can leave sufferers feeling ...

Eczema Awareness Week - Everything You Need To Know About The Condition

Dr Tony Bewley | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Tony Bewley

In addition to the above, your Healthcare Professional (GP, Pharmacist, and Dermatologist etc.) will want to know your skin triggers and what may cause flare-ups, which are periods when symptoms are less noticeable and periods when symptoms become more severe.

Childhood Eczema - 10 Top Tips How To Beat It

Charlotte Wise | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Parents
Charlotte Wise

I was extremely lucky to find a healthcare professional at one of my local baby clinics who recommended a cream and was able to prescribe a rolling prescription for me there and then. After listening to her advice and using the cream regularly, my son's eczema is now non existent.

6 Reasons Why Letting Your Children Get Dirty Is a Great Idea

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Parents

Most parents will remember childhood summers spent outside (come rain or shine), but children today are likely spend their school holidays on YouTube ...

Exposure To Sunlight Could End Eczema Symptoms, New Research Finds

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Exposure to sunlight releases a compound from the skin that can alleviate symptoms of eczema, research has found. The molecule, called nitric oxide, w...

Common Baby Skin Complaints And How You Can Solve Them

Jen Barton | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Parents

We can all agree that nothing is softer, more gorgeous or smells better than a baby’s skin. But baby skin is also incredibly sensitive. In fact, rec...

Why Bathing With Your Baby Is The Perfect Way To Bond

Jen Barton | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Parents

The bond you have with your baby is inspiring, intimate and lasting. From the moment your baby is born, skin-to-skin contact is encouraged: studies ha...

My Eczema And My Tattoo

Richard Davis | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Davis

Be it put on paper, cardboard, a computer screen or even on a drunken half-naked friend with a permanent marker, the plan of getting a tattoo is not often the most celebrated idea. What troubles my family members and GPs more is due to me having an irritating skin condition - eczema.

When Parenting Reality Kicks In

Michelle Gant | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Parents
Michelle Gant

Up until my daughter had been diagnosed with eczema, our parenting path had been as expected, with sleepless nights and nappy explosions and projectile vomiting and earth-shattering screaming. All standard baby behaviour. But the eczema had caught us off guard.

Everything Parents Of Babies With Eczema Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Parents

Eczema affects about 1 in 5 children in the UK and many of these develop the condition before their first birthday, according to the NHS. National Ec...

The Truth About Allergies

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

Summer is here and the dreaded headlines have started already. Just a few weeks ago the newspaper headlines screamed: 'SUPER ALLERGIES to hit Britain this summer hitting a record one in four sufferers'. Over 150 million people have allergies in Europe making it the most common chronic disease.

An Allergy Epidemic?

Janey Lee Grace | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Janey Lee Grace

Yes technically all synthetic chemicals must be rigorously tested and passed safe for use - but no-one can do the equation as to what happens when those chemicals interact with each other - when left in sunlight for example, and with other chemicals used in other personal care products or in cleaning, air freshening...the list goes on.

Athlete's Foot And Eczema Creams Could Hold The Key To Fighting Multiple Sclerosis

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Anna Cafolla | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Drugs found in skin creams used for treating eczema and athlete's foot have been shown to reverse multiple sclerosis (MS), according to researchers. ...

Woman Treats Severe Eczema With Porridge Oats And Goats' Milk

PA Real Life Features | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

WARNING: Article contains graphic images of severe eczema A woman whose eczema covered her entire body and caused a “snowstorm” when she walked...

Seven Top Tips for Working With Your Mother

Abi Weeds | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Abi Weeds

Unless you agree on absolutely everything - does that ever exist between a mum and daughter? - make sure you're establishing a business where your skills complement rather than compete with each other.

This Is How Often You Should Be Showering...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you love nothing more than having a shower - or five - on a daily basis then you could be putting your health at risk. Following on from our pre...

Eczema Brings Out Mystical Healers, Vampire Cures, and Conmen

Catherine Graham | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Graham

If you put the word "Eczema" into a search engine, the first things that you will see are advertisements. These adverts offer cures in the form of magic pills and mystical diets that will only be revealed to you if you buy an extortionately priced book.

Why Eczema Is a Gift

Laura Knowles | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Knowles

Skin is a reflection of how we feel about ourselves. My condition revealed to me that the hatred and resentment I felt towards my skin was actually how I deep down felt about myself. Once I stopped being so darn angry with myself my skin started to heal.

Living With Eczema: A Story of Insecurities and Tough Lessons

Liam Beattie | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liam Beattie

I am walking through a busy clothes shop on Oxford Street, the place is packed but it's not the length of the queues that are at the forefront of my worries; it's the fear of standing out from the crowd. Maybe they will think I have just run from my flat in North West London to get to the sales, or maybe they will think I've been a tight on buying sun cream.

Dairy Products: Essential to Good Health? Or The Cause of Disease?

Liberty Forrest | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

How on earth can cow's milk be considered an essential part of our diet when its purpose is to feed calves until they are old enough to be weaned? How does it make any sense at all that people are supposed to have it? Just because we have been doing it for centuries does not mean it is rational or good for us; it just means it was an available food source at some point, and has since become an acceptable part of the human diet.

This Super Jab Could Be The Answer To Your Hayfever And Eczema Nightmares

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Suffering from asthma or eczema can have a serious impact on a person's work, social life and overall wellbeing, but all that could be about to change...

Beware of the 'Standing at Work' Craze....

Mark S. Whiteley | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark S. Whiteley

I suspect that as with many things in life, when a problem is found, the simple opposite of the cause of the problem is not always the solution. Sometimes common sense and understanding of the problem can lead to a far better solution which does not have increased economic and organisational costs.

Good News For Eczema Sufferers, You Could Have A Lower Risk Of Skin Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss/PA | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We put up with dry, itchy skin and are constantly applying creams to try (in vain) to fight the flake - but there might be some much needed good news...