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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 […]

Win Pure Potions Skin Salvation Bath and Body Oil

Because it’s National Eczema (Awareness) Week, all you lovely What Allergy? readers have the chance to win yourself a free bottle of Skin Salvation Bath and Body Oil. Yes that’s FREE! This is what you could win… Skin Salvation Bath and Body Oil acts as a replacement for a regular bath emollient, specially formulated to […]

National Eczema Week 2014 is just around the corner

Next week is National Eczema Week 2014 so I will endeavour to produce a whole week’s worth of eczema blogs to whet your appetite and scare your eczema into submission. Apologies to those who don’t have eczema but do have a read to give you an insight into the wonderful world of eczema and taming […]

What Allergy? voted in the top 10 Health blogs in the UK

Very quick blog post today, I am just back from an amazing week’s holiday in Dorset (hence the radio silence) in a self-catering cottage, just me, my notepad, writing my novel and lots of books to read. I went on long country walks and did exactly what I wanted when I wanted and ate what […]