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Difference Between Eczema And Psoriasis

Many people ask "What is the difference between eczema and psoriasis?"  as it’s quite difficult to tell one inflamed, itchy, patch of red skin from another. It is tricky to tell these skin conditions apart, even dermatologists sometimes have trouble due to the fact they are both types of dermatitis and have one thing in common, inflammation of the skin. Causes of Eczema and Psoriasis Eczema is believed to be hereditary, an allergic reaction or linked to environmental factors. However, the … [Read more...]

Cradle Cap Treatment

Seborrhoeic dermatitis or as its more well known: Cradle Cap is that scaly, yellow scalp condition seen on baby's scalps. Strangely enough although its more commonly seen on the scalp Cradle Cap can appear on the face, neck, behind the ears and skin folds on the baby. Some times inflammation can occur due to a reaction of the skin but most babies do get away with just having a mild form of this condition. If your baby seems in discomfort or the scalp appears infected the please seek a … [Read more...]

National Eczema Week 2013

National Eczema Week 2013 runs from the 14th of September through to the 22nd of September to raise awareness about eczema. Its a tough road for the eczema sufferer who can sometimes can feel alone, upset and frustrated about a skin condition that is incurable and that takes time and effort to manage so as just to be comfortable. However, hopefully we can help raise awareness and help with the comfort too! Who Suffers with Eczema? An astonishing 1-5 children suffer from eczema and 1-12 … [Read more...]

Dermatitis On Hands

Dermatitis on hands is most commonly contact dermatitis and it is a type of eczema. Many cases of dermatitis affect the hands; this is because in most cases it is due to contact with irritants from chemicals and of course our hands are out there with no protection all of the time.  It can affect the palms or the backs or the hands or even both. Symptoms Of Dermatitis On Hands The skin becomes, red, inflamed, itchy, cracked and scaly and can feel like its burning at times.  The skin can also … [Read more...]

Causes of Cracked Heels

Cracked Heels are a common problem of hard-working feet, especially when the weather gets cooler. The causes of cracked heels we will discuss further but basically cracked heels or feet arise when the skin on the feet lacks moisture becomes dry and splits open. This creates painful cracks called fissures which are very painful. What are the causes of cracked heels? Cracked Heels are caused because although the skin on the feet is harder and tougher than any other skin on our body it is very … [Read more...]

Winter Dry Skin Prevention

It seems that summer has gone and that winter is now fast approaching us. Skincare has never been so important. Autumn is the best time to start preventing winter dry skin; before that that cold winter weather that wreaks havoc with our skin, causing dryness, flakiness and itching. Preventing Winter Dry skin We all love to have healthy glowing skin which is tricky enough with that summer sun drying out our skin. Now we have winter sneaking up on us, promising to strip our skin dry of … [Read more...]

Eczema Help

When people are first diagnosed with eczema it can be a stressful and worrying time. Sufferers just don’t know where to start with regard to looking after their skin. With National Eczema Week just around the corner we thought it would be a good time to give some eczema help for those people with our top tips for eczema. First of all don't panic, try to relax, stress won't help your eczema but following these few tips should. Top tips for eczema help There is no eczema cure,  however … [Read more...]

Childhood Eczema

Childhood Eczema or infantile eczema, shockingly affects around one in five of children in the UK. Atopic eczema or atopic dermatitis are the most common types of eczema that children suffer. Atopic just means that someone is over sensitive to allergens, which could be anything from dust, chemicals or even certain foods.  In most cases the skin becomes itchy, is inevitably scratched and becomes sore, red and inflamed. Why does my child have eczema? The answer from many experts is that … [Read more...]

Tried and Tested Skin Treatments for Acne

Acne is an extremely common skin complaint that can affect anyone of any age; although is it more commonly known to be prevalent in teenagers due to those raging hormones, as if teenagers didn't  have enough to deal with! When you have acne you can develop blackheads and/or whiteheads on the face, back and chest, when acne is severe these spots can become inflamed and pus filled so it’s very important to follow a few easy rules and to use tried and tested skin treatments for acne. Acne and … [Read more...]

Scalp Psoriasis

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month so we thought this would be a good time to raise some awareness about scalp psoriasis. A few facts to start - Like Psoriasis on the skin, scalp psoriasis is not contagious. Most people that have scalp psoriasis usually suffer with psoriasis elsewhere on their body.  Sadly, there is no cure of psoriasis for scalp psoriasis but it can be treated naturally to comfort and normalise the condition What is scalp psoriasis? As with most similar skin and scalp … [Read more...]