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Fund raise with freefrom cake at The Perfect Retreat

Remember the blog post last month with that amazing freefrom chocolate cake I had at The Perfect Retreat in Chesham? Well if you’re looking for an excuse to go and visit or just needed reminding that you really should treat yourself or your allergic child, Lucia has organised a couple of events. 1st of october […]

Allergic to bad grammar – laughing about allergies

Being a writer and a bit of a grammar pedant this cartoon made me laugh, probably more so because I am all three, an allergic writer who is pedanatic about grammar. I saw it on Facebook last week and just had to share it. Thought you could all do with some allergy laughs. Anyone else […]

Why are oxygen chambers so effective at healing?

Why does going in the chamber work better than sitting on the wall breathing O2? Henry’s Law states that a liquid can hold a certain quantity of gas at a given pressure. If you increase the outside pressure then the liquid can hold more gas than previously. So if you double the amount of external […]

Oxygen therapy for eczema and allergies

This week I’ve been doing something very peculiar. I’ve been diving to great depths, but not the kind of diving that involves water. I’ve just started an intensive month of oxygen therapy at The Chilterns MS Centre in Halton. Before I go any further, I do not have MS but I am very proud to […]

Win a pair of eczema friendly soothe bamboo pyjamas for adults

To celebrate National Eczema Week the amazing people at Everything for Eczema have offered you lot a chance to win a pair of these amazing SOOTHE bamboo pyjamas, made especially for adults with eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis. If you have eczema you will know that night time is often the most itchy time of the […]

Living with Eczema book, Mom asks, Doctor answers

You know how it is. If you’re lucky you’re actually seeing a specialist dermatologist but most of you are probably going backwards and forwards to your GP, desperate to find answers, always leaving with more questions than you arrived with. Steroids and emollients and the suggestion to stop scratching being the extent to the pearls […]

How Protopic for eczema changed my life

Protopic is an ointment for treating eczema but it’s not a steroid, instead it is an immunosuppressant containing Tacrolimus, so it doesn’t have the negative side effects that even weak steroids have like thinning of the skin and steroid withdrawal reactions. What’s not to like? This is my review of using it for about 3-4 […]

Allergic to wheat? List of wheat free lager and real ale

I’m really doing this for myself as a reference because I have a wheat allergy and love of real ale – not always a good combination. I plan to contact the brewers to find out if their draft beer is made with the same recipe as their bottled beer. Could you safely assume that this […]

Talk Health Online Clinic on Skin Conditions

If you’ve got a skin concition you might be interested in this TalkHealth Online Clinic on Skin Conditions. This month sees the opening of their Skin Conditions Clinic. The clinic is open now for pre-clinic questions & the experts will be available to answer your questions for a week from 17-23 September. Full details of […]