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I've received an email from Fiona who has had eczema in varying degrees since her teens. She also suffers from severe dry eyes which she has been told is linked to her eczema.
I have no experience of dry eyes and I always think that the best advice comes from people who have lived with a condition, so if you live with, or have lived with, dry eyes and can share any information or advice with Fiona I'd love to hear from you. It would be great to be able to share your experiences with her.
You can either leave a comment on here or use the 'Contact Me' page below. I look forward to hearing from you :)
Occlusive Dressing is used as covering on moderate to severe eczema. There are a few different types. Their benefits include helping with the absorption of topical treatments, and reducing scratching
My friend has very kindly given me one of her aloe vera plants. I'm quite excited by this, but it's looking a little sorry for itself and I have no idea how to get it back to it's best so I can use the gel or juice from the leaves.
I've decided to ask for advice from my Facebook and Twitter followers, and also do some Google research!
I will update a post with how my plant gets healthy, hopefully, it's not a lost cause, and how I get on with extracting the gel...I think it may get messy! :)
Seasonal eczema can be affected by any weather, it depends on the individual. You cant control the weather but you can control how you limit the effect that the weather has on your skin
Allergy sufferers can download a new free app that can help track seasonal allergies.
You can record and track your allergic responses as they happen. This information will then be shared anonymously with scientists to help them understand more about allergies in the UK.
If you or a family member suffers from allergies and you want to get involved in this research you can find out where to download the #BritainBreathing app at here
A study has been looking at the effects of superfine merino wool on children with eczema. The results have been positive so far with children reporting less irritation and itchiness.
It has been found that the ultra fine fibres help to regulate the body's temperature. It also stops moisture getting caught between clothing and the skin helping to create a healthy environment for eczema.
Patients with atopic dermatitis are to get early access to Sanofi’s dupilumab before it is given marketing authorisation in the UK. This is after some positive research results were received from testing.
It will be available to adult patients who have severe atopic dermatitis that has not responded to, or are unable to use, other treatments.
Here is my story about my son and what helped him. My son had eczema his whole life. When he was young we were able to maintain it with cortisone and
Researchers at a university in Japan have found that a certain protein, called endothelial PAS domain protein 1 (EPAS1), plays a part in producing a cytokin, interleukin 31 (IL-31).
IL-31 has been shown to make the itch feel itchy. Some previous research showed that in atopic dermatitis patients the levels of IL-31 in the body can be more than 10 times higher.
Doctors are now looking to find a medicine that can inhibit the production of EPAS1, so less IL-31 is produced.
Happy New Year. My first blog post of 2017 is to share that What Is Eczema? has finally become a part of the wonderful world of Twitter.
It's been a long time coming and I hope you decide to come over and follow me :)
I'm looking forward to tweeting, re-tweeting and sharing anything interesting or informative.
I hope to see you over there :)