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What is Atopic Dermatitis?

People often ask us the question - What is atopic dermatitis? Many people don’t realise that atopic dermatitis is a type of eczema also known as atopic eczema Atopic dermatitis is actually the most common type of eczema which causes scaly, itchy rashes.  The rash actually comes from intensive itching and scratching of the skin which is why this skin condition is often referred to as the itch that rashes and not the rash that itches. So, what is atopic dermatitis and who does it … [Read more...]

Summer Tips for Baby Eczema

As a parent you know how the hot weather can really affect your baby’s eczema, making the poor baby itchy, uncomfortable and something no-one wants; irritable. An eczema baby needs to be kept cool at all times, which can be really tricky, we know! However we have a few Summer Tips for Baby Eczema to help you through the hot weather. Keep in the shade When you are outside, always keep in the shade where possible.  If this is not possible, place shades on the buggy or use umbrellas that … [Read more...]

Eczema on the Scalp

Eczema on the scalp can be embarrassing and irritating for sufferers. It can look like what most people recognise as dandruff especially when flakes appear on your clothes. Although dandruff usually has white dry flakes, scalp eczema can have greasy yellowish flakes and is very itchy. It is said that 50% of people that have eczema suffer from scalp eczema, that is a lot of people. So if this is you, remember you are not alone. Read on if you want to stop hiding under the hat. Scalp Eczema … [Read more...]

Callus Treatment

A callus is an area of flat, hard skin, often yellowing in colour. They are usually found on feet or hands and can be painful, uncomfortable or unsightly, causing stress to the sufferer; which is a good reason to need a natural callus treatment. Calluses can be very annoying but don't be tempted to cut or overly scrub the skin, this can damage the skin; causing pain, discomfort and even scarring, the best treatment is a natural skincare routine. [social_share/] What causes calluses? A … [Read more...]

Sunburn Treatment

At the moment in the UK, we are having the longest period of consecutive sunshine since 2006, nine days so far, so we should be getting used to applying our sunscreen or sun tan lotion often throughout the day. We know that sunburn is caused by over exposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun but some are unsure of how much exposure is too much. So, if you have sunburned your skin by mistake, our natural sunburn treatment guide will help. How long does Sunburn last Mild Sunburn … [Read more...]

Allergic Reaction to Cats

An allergic skin reaction is defined as being a chronic disease characterised by an overreaction of the immune system to things that we come into contact with. This is what happens when you have an allergic reaction to cats. Allergic skin reactions are more common than you would think; almost 10% of people are allergic to household pets. and allergic Eczema affects up to 20% of children and up to 3% of adults. What causes an allergic skin reaction? It’s been in the news this week that … [Read more...]

Seborrheic Keratosis Treatment – Tried and Tested

Seborrheic keratosis treatment is often aimed at people of an older age hence the nickname barnacles of old age, however, you do not have to be elderly to suffer with Seborrheic keratosis, (also called seborrheic verruca, seborrheic warts or senile wart) in fact they are even found on people aged 15-25. So don’t be alarmed if you find yourself with what are often described as flat brown warts, (but can range from white to black) they are not dangerous, contagious or cancerous growths but quite … [Read more...]

Summer Itch

People that suffer from sensitive skin conditions such as eczema often dread summer, they know when they get hot they get even more itchy, they get the “summer itch”. There can be many reasons you get itchy skin in the summer: various skin conditions, rashes, heat bumps, athletes’ foot and especially eczema can all worsen during this season. These itches are mostly due to the heat and humidity causing us to sweat. Why do I sweat? Sweating is perfectly normal, and fine - it’s our body’s … [Read more...]

Cleansing Babies’ Skin

There are very few things that are more delicate than a baby’s skin. When Cleansing Babies’ Skin, parents must be extremely cautious and take extra special care so their skin can be as healthy and happy as possible. Due to the sensitive nature of their skin, babies can be vulnerable to skin conditions such as eczema so it is crucial that parents know how to correctly care for their baby’s skin to help build a barrier. Factors to consider There are certain factors to consider and certain … [Read more...]

Falls Awareness

Falls awareness week this year starts today on June the 17th and runs through until the 21st of June 2013. Age UK stress the importance for this awareness week because over 350,000 older people are taken to hospital due to a fall. Falls often have devastating after effects so its good to know a few simple steps to prevent them. What is Falls Awareness Week Fall awareness week offers the opportunity for people such as carers and older people to get involved through local events, classes and … [Read more...]