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    Nov 17, 2015

    Treating Baby Eczema

    Finding the best way of treating baby eczema is so important when you want to alleviate your baby's red, itchy skin. You can read here about some conventional ways that can help.....

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    Oct 24, 2015

    Ten New Genetic Links Found That May Link To Eczema

    It has been reported that ten new genetic links have been discovered that may increase the risk of eczema developing.

    Amongst the genes found, were some that had an effect on certain roles of the immune system. An over-active immune system can be a cause of cause developing.

    The first part of the research was done with around 21,000 eczema sufferers and over 90,000 non-sufferers. Another 260,000 people were added to the research so the results could be confirmed.

    The main result of the study confirms how important the immune system is in the development of eczema.

    How these new found genes will increase the risk of eczema developing may need more research, and more time.

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    Oct 03, 2015

    New Fabric That May Help Dust Related Allergies

    Polish scientists say that they have been testing a fabric that helps with controlling dust mites.

    When you have a dust allergy that makes the symptoms of your eczema or asthma worse it can make for sleepless nights.

    Dust mites pass through the pores in normal fabrics used on your bed. The new fabric stops them getting through, but does allow air to pass through. When you have eczema this can help to stop your skin from getting too hot.

    Tests have shown that the fabric improves the symptoms of a dust allergy by up to 70%.

    After additional testing has been done the scientists think that the product will be available to buy.

    You can watch a short video about the fabric by clicking on the link below

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    Sep 14, 2015

    Baby Eczema

    Baby eczema can be very distressing for your little one as well as yourself, as their parent. Luckily there are many ways that can help you to manage, treat and reduce the likelihood of an outbreak

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    Sep 08, 2015

    Aloe Vera for Skin

    Using aloe vera for skin health could be a great way to go. It can help with the inflammation of eczema and help to keep your skin moisturised, to prevent further skin damage

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    May 26, 2015

    Ragweed Pollen Could Increase Hayfever In Europe

    Scientists are saying that climate change and seed disposal are the main reasons for the increase.

    Ragweed is found in North America, but it is quickly coming to Europe. The main areas that will be affected are Northern Europe, UK and Northern France.

    The results of a study show that in the next 35 years the instances of hayfever will increase by up to 4 times in these areas.

    This is not good news for hayfever sufferers, and will mean that even more people will become sufferers.

    If you are, or a family member suffers from eczema then this is something to keep an eye on, as you could be in the high risk group likely to develop hayfever due to ragweed in the future.

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    May 25, 2015

    Foot Eczema

    Foot Eczema can be a painful type of eczema to suffer from. With the right management and the right treatment, you can stay on your feet and enjoy your day

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    Apr 20, 2015

    The 5 Most Allergy Prone Destinations In The World

    A news article on has revealed the top 5 places that are the most allergy prone destinations in the world. I have to admit I was surprised by at least 3 of them!

    1. Knoxville, Tennessee 2. London, UK3. Singapore4. Louisville, Kentucky5. Australia

    Most of these places cause problems for allergy sufferers because of pollen. But also mentioned in the report is smog, dust mites and food.

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    Mar 31, 2015

    Dead Sea Salt Benefits

    Dead Sea salt benefits your skin, and can help you manage the symptoms of your eczema. Natural and full of minerals, the salt has many great properties

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    Mar 23, 2015

    Allergy Tests

    Allergy tests are used to discover what substances cause a reaction. They are very useful when you have eczema. Find out what irritates your skin, take action to avoid it, and help manage your eczema

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    Feb 16, 2015

    Irritant Contact Dermatitis

    Irritant Contact Dermatitis is the most common of the two types of Contact Dermatitis. Anything can cause a reaction. Working out your triggers and the best treatments will help you manage it

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    Dec 29, 2014

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    Dec 16, 2014

    Nummular Eczema

    Nummular Eczema is characterised by the coin-shaped plaques that are the main symptom. Less is known about the cause and this can make it harder to treat, but not impossible

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    Nov 30, 2014


    Alitretinoin is a treatment prescribed for chronic hand eczema. It is effective for some sufferers, but is given with caution by doctors and dermatologists

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    Nov 27, 2014

    Generic Version Of Protopic Ointment Launched

    A company in Allegan, Michigan, has launched a generic version of Protopic ointment, also known as tacrolimus.

    Perrigo Co. PLC is marketing a 0.1 percent and a 0.03 percent version of the ointment, which is used to treat moderate to severe eczema.

    In a statement, the company has said that shipments have started to pharmacies.

    In the last year, the brand sales of Protopic ointment were around $176 million. Having a generic version of the ointment will hopefully mean a more cost effective treatment for eczema sufferers

    Nov 18, 2014

    Asteatotic Eczema

    Asteatotic Eczema affects mainly people over 60. A very dry skin condition, it has a distinctive look. Part of its management is to combat the excessive dryness

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    Nov 11, 2014

    Eczema Tied To Bone Fracture Risk In Study

    A study of 34,500 adults was done. It showed that people with eczema had more than double the risk of a fracture, or bone injury, than people without eczema, reported The New York Times Well blog.

    The main author of the report, Dr Jonathan Silverberg, said 'fatigue and sleep deprivation, the use of sedating medicines like antihistamines, could raise the risk of falls'.

    Also Dr Silverberg says 'that chronic inflammation is associated with bone loss and increased fracture risk. Also steroid medications, often used for eczema, can weaken bones'.

    This is a very interesting study and got me thinking about some of the other reasons that this may occur.

    Vitamin D is considered important for bone health, as it helps the body absorb calcium into the body. Calcium is known to be vital for the bones. It is also suggested that eczema sufferers have low levels of vitamin D.

    These two facts may suggest a link to the results of this study. Taking a vitamin D supplement may help eczema sufferers. To both help with managing their eczema, and to help with their bone health.

    Oct 14, 2014

    Support The Teal Pumpkin Project To Raise Food Allergy Awareness

    Halloween is a fun time for families. Dressing up, having parties and trick-or-treating. Children particularly love trick or treating.

    But if your child suffers from allergies it can become less fun.

    A great project has been started by FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education). It is called The Teal Pumpkin Project.

    It is encouraging households to give non-food items out to trick-or-treaters.

    The participating households put a teal painted pumpkin their house, as well as putting up a poster, to tell trick-or-treaters that they are only giving out non-food treats.

    I think this project is a great idea. It helps to raise awareness of food allergies, and allows children suffering from them to participate in a fun family tradition.

    It would be great if communities could get involved and raise awareness of this project.

    You can find out more below

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    Oct 08, 2014

    Eczema On Body

    As an eczema sufferer you may have eczema on body parts all over. Different parts may require differing treatments and ways to manage it. Learn more about how to deal with eczema on various body parts

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    Sep 30, 2014

    Vaginal Eczema

    Vaginal eczema can be irritating and uncomfortable if you are a sufferer. Learning to manage the condition can help to alleviate your symptoms, making it easier to live

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