Topical steroid addiction and withdrawal and what it means…

I’m addicted. There, I said it. I’m an addict and it’s all my fault. Well I didn’t know that the drugs I was prescribed would cause any long term problems at the time but it would seem topical steroids are a ticking time bomb. At first the steroids worked but over time higher and higher […]

Why does eczema skin itch and should you just stop scratching?

Anyone with eczema will know how impossibly draining living with constant itching can be. Just recently I’ve had a mini flare-up and some pretty insane itching. It happens around this time of year, without fail, but I think also I tried to go cold turkey with the steroids. I refused to give in, but as […]

Top 10 blog posts in 2015

It’s not quite all about cold sores, eczema etc It’s that time of year when we make resolutions and reflect on the challenges and achievements of the previous year. I did a bit of analysis on the most popular blog posts from last year and these are the top 10… whoops, there appear to be […]

93 chemicals which cause dermatitis – check your shampoo!

The increase in the number of people with allergies, coeliac disease and food intolerances has seen a massive rise in the number of freefrom foods in the shops. Many of those who avoid certain foods have skin problems such as eczema if they do come into contact with that particular allergen. There are contact allergens […]

5 Common Adult Skincare Issues & How to Treat Them

What are the five most common skin conditions in adults? Not surprisingly they include eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, rosacea or melasma. If you have any of these conditions this blog post is for you. Melasma? I hear you cry. I know. I learnt something new from this infographic so I thought I’d share it. I have […]

Kissing eases eczema and allergy symptoms

You heard it here first! Kissing is good for you. Well we all know that, but kissing when you have eczema and allergies could be particularly beneficial! I love this piece of news, more proof that snogging is seriously underated and I can’t think of a much better treatment for eczema and allergies, can you? […]

Top 10 Irritant and SLS free shampoos for eczema skin – an update

At the beginning of this year I started my search for the perfect shampoo for my eczema scalp and sensitive skin. It seemed that this was no easy task. Read “10 shampoos for dry scalps, sensitive skin and eczema” here and you’ll discover that buying products recommended for eczema skin doesn’t always mean that it […]

Why my allergies make me a super being

One day you’ll look back and wish you’d had allergies like me because my immune system makes me super human. They give me the power to eradicate the common cold within hours and I never get ill (oh the irony… I will now won’t I?). My immune system is on fire – it is churning […]

Soft, luxurious pyjamas for eczema skin

This month I’ve been testing some very interesting copper infused super soft fabric ladies pyjamas with amazing health giving benefits. If you have eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis or sensitive dry skin then this blog post is for you. Anyone with eczema will know that nighttime can be the worst time. It’s a perfect melting pot for […]