Facial eczema and mirrors – a short poem

If you have facial eczema mirrors are the enemy. Even reflective windows can show up your rosy visage in all it’s vivid horror. People with eczema have bad skin days AND bad hair days. This is a short poem I wrote on particularly bad skin day…

Choosing the right floor for your allergies

If you’re investing in a new floor, there are plenty of different options to consider; the right floor could help your allergies to recede considerably, while a poor choice can make things go downhill very quickly. So what are you options? Which type of flooring is best?

Is a hot bath good or bad for eczema?

If you have eczema you’ll know what a fine balance maintaining healthy skin and avoiding the itch can be, but do you ever try a hot bath? Have you found this makes you worse or helps? I’m interested to find out whether I’m the only eczema weirdo who loves a really hot bath and find it really helps…

Dandelion tea for allergies, eczema and asthma

Another weed that you might find both tasty and good for your health and when you look at them closer they are actually quite beautiful, they are just a bit of a bully in the garden and very hard to control and get rid of. Before you yank your dandelions out eat them first!

Fresh nettle tea – for eczema and allergies

Whether nettle tea as a natural remedy for allergies works or not, who cares! Nettles grow everywhere, in glorious abundance and when made into a tea it tastes so amazing I’m going to have a special part of my garden, just for nettles (oh yeah, that would be just like normal then)

What is nodular prurigo?

What on earth is nodular prurigo, why does it happen and how do you get rid of it? It’s unsightly, itchy and can seem to never get better but it is possible to heal it, with perserverance and lots of moisturiser…

Late onset allergies, dermatitis and asthma in the elderly

Many a time I have heard the phrase, “They didn’t have allergies in my day!” Maybe they were not so common but they were about; Imagine having to revise your thinking drastically when you’re set in your ways. Why are older adults suddenly getting allergies? Has it happened to you?

Free Purepotions skin salvation products for National Eczema Week

Hey there has never been a better time to have eczema. I’ve got yet another free product offer, this time from Purepotions, who make delicious and luxurious skin salvation salve for your skin and a bath oil. Treat your skin and enter this competition. First come, first served so be quick. Only one winner!

Ecover Zero – washing up with no gloves

Ecover Zero challenged me to take the test to see if I could use their new fragrance free range without wearing washing-up gloves. My skin is very sensitive so this was the ultimate test. You could also win a year’s supply, especially for National Eczema Week