Treating Eczema and Psoriasis in Style

by Mel on February 7, 2012

I, like many girls grew up reading Jane Austen novels where the spas in Bath were the place to be especially if you were sickly.  It’s not just a romantic dream.  Over the centuries natural spas or hot springs have become well known for their therapeutic benefits. Spas are widely renowned for exfoliating the skin, […]

Care For Your Feet

by Mel on October 30, 2011

Care for your feet – they are the only ones you have. Can you imagine life without your feet? Our feet are the most used part of our body but few of us take proper care of them as we should.  The feet are prone to many problems – not the least of these are […]

Knowing What Cream To Use

by Mel on October 10, 2011

Chronic, inflammatory skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis cause an itchy rash and considerable discomfort which is often difficult to treat. The difficulty comes in their individuality.  Eczema is a familial condition that is usually triggered by allergy.  It causes the skin to become dry, red, flaky, inflamed and very itchy. Psoriasis on the other […]

Bras And Undies

by Mel on June 20, 2011

I’ve said it a million times: “Cotton is best”. This is especially so for underwear. Young girls with sensitive skin getting their first bra should look for an all cotton bra – no lace, no lycra, no cotton blends. Also avoid a bra with seams across the cup. This is not as easy as it […]

The Scratch Itch Cycle

by Mel on May 31, 2011

Itching and eczema. They seem to go hand in hand, but it’s not just an itch.  It’s an unbearable itch that you just have to scratch…and scratch…and scratch. The problem is that the more you scratch the itchier it becomes, leading to a vicious cycle known as the scratch itch cycle. The cause of the […]

Get Rid Of That Itchy Scalp

by Mel on May 31, 2011

Is an itchy scalp driving you crazy? You may have Psoriasis of the scalp. Conditions affecting the scalp are often given the prefix of seborrheic to classify their location.  Hence Psoriasis of the scalp is often referred to as seborrheic psoriasis. This term refers to the location of the psoriasis rather than the type of […]

Immunizations and Eczema

by Mel on March 22, 2011

When I was a baby, mother’s routinely took their babies to the clinic to have their routine vaccinations. When I was a baby Whooping Cough was almost non existent. Today many mothers question the benefits of immunizations and decide not to have their babies immunized. Today it is not uncommon to hear of a child […]

Eczema Treatments – Are They Safe?

by Mel on February 22, 2011

Just because it is on the market doesn’t mean it is safe There are a lot of products on the market claiming to treat eczema.  Many go through strict testing to get FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval.  FDA is the US’s regulatory agency for medical drugs. However with today’s modern technology any one can […]

The Agony Of Childhood Eczema

by Mel on February 8, 2011

“It hurts Mummy” No mother wants to hear their child utter these words.  And to hear these words time and time again is heartbreaking.  It is also frustrating when all attempts to help your child prove ineffective.  It happens all too often for the parent of the child with eczema. So what is eczema and […]

Starting School With Eczema

by Mel on January 26, 2011

Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition affecting one in five of our children.  For some the condition is just a mild discomfort but for others the rash and itchiness are quite severe causing disruptions to normal daily life. Eczema affects mainly young children and most will grow out of it by the age of […]