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 […]

Why a2 milk gives me nightmares

Ever heard of A2 milk? Those of you in the allergy and dairy intolerant community may well have come across it. It is a new type of milk created in New Zealand where the A1 milk protein has been bred out of the milk to make it safer for some people to drink and easier […]

How often should you shower if you have eczema or dry sensitive skin?

If you have eczema, psoriasis or dry and sensitive skin you will no doubt have discovered that frequent bathing and showing strips what moisture and oil your skin might have and leaves you feeling tight and dry and needing to moisturise all over again. So how often should you shower or bath? Over the years […]

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 […]

Are allergies anything to do with your place among siblings?

Is there any truth in the belief that your place in the family could determine the likelihood of you having allergies, being tall, fat, neurotic etc. Are you the eldest child with allergies? Do your siblings have allergies too?