Imagine you're a guest at a friend's wedding and the bride asks you to go home and cover your skin because she doesn't want other guests having to ask about and being put off their food. What would you do? I've just read an article, "Woman leaves friend's wedding after being called out for not covering her skin." and it's sparked a whole debate in a whatsapp group I'm in. … [Read more...]
#CORTICOPHOBIA – WORST ARTICLE I EVER READ!
Topical steroid phobia, or 'Corticophobia' a phrase coined by dermatologists to help them categorise the hysteria of their patients, is possibly one of the most insulting phrases I've heard in relation to eczema and topical steroid withdrawal. This study has appeared in The Educational Journal of The British Association of Dermatologists and was written by: I have tried to … [Read more...]
Please stop using the word sufferer
If you start to pay attention, you'll hear people with allergies described as 'allergy sufferers' all the time. The same for atopic dermatitis and eczema, the term 'eczema sufferers' is used as if the person were in constant pain with the condition. It's a term that we all need to stop using, because in most cases people really don't like to be called sufferers. I understand … [Read more...]
TSW is NOT a social media trend – TSW RANT!
Today I read an article in the Washington Post entitled, What is Topical Steroid Withdrawal? You might be thinking, fantastic! That's amazing coverage, but I'm left fuming at the journalists lack of research and general dismissive attitude towards people going through this. Here's why I hate this article, written by Tonya Russell - I've just tweeted here my blog response … [Read more...]
Is blogging dead? Do I keep blogging?
I've been blogging now for over thirteen years and I love it. What began as a hobby now generates income and is a passion that fuels me daily. I have so many ideas for future blogs and so many things I want to write about, but blogging is tough. Do I keep going? Are you guys loving my content? or losing interest? Because the stats speak otherwise. Over the last few weeks … [Read more...]