Extreme Weather Conditions

by Mel on January 10, 2011

The weather is changing world wide.  In the last month or so we have seen New York, London and Japan covered in an uncharacteristically large amount of snow.  New Zealand has been rocked by earthquakes and the tremors just keep on happening.  And of course in Australia most of Queensland is under water. The changes […]

Eczema – All The Facts

by Mel on December 7, 2010

Eczema – one of the most common medical problems  in the world today affects millions of people globally.  And it is on the rise with the number of people suffering from the condition doubling in the last 30 years. Both adults and children are affected yet it is most commonly thought of as a childhood […]

Soap And Eczema

by Mel on October 13, 2010

It has long been accepted that soap and eczema do not go together. Soap dries the skin depleting it of its natural oils. Soap often contains perfumes which may also cause an allergic reaction. The fact is not all soaps are bad for eczema skin. Some may actually help the skin. It is simply a […]

Dogs Are Better Than Cats

by Mel on October 13, 2010

A new study has shown that owning a dog when you have children sensitive to dogs reduces the incidence of eczema whilst owning a cat when you have children sensitive to cats may increase the incidence of eczema. And so if you are prone to eczema Dogs are better than Cats. A study published on […]

Itching, Scratching – Scratching, Itching

by Mel on September 28, 2010

Just throw in eczema and you have the complete annoying package. The itch is often the worst and most irritating part of eczema and scratching is usually the most damaging. Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that has a typical red rash, dry skin and is always itchy.  The itch can be so bad that […]

Treating Eczema & Psoriasis From The Inside

by Mel on September 14, 2010

Eczema and psoriasis are both inflammatory skin conditions that will affect all individuals differently.  There is no direct known cause as to why some people get it and some don’t, but a few probable causes have been identified over the years. More Omega 3 Means Less Inflammation One of these has been found to be […]

Junk Food Causes Eczema

by Mel on September 14, 2010

Foods often trigger eczema.  This is a fact now commonly accepted.  People prone to eczema often find their condition will worsen when they eat certain foods which they are sensitive or allergic to. New study shows junk food causes eczema A recent study comparing the diet of children in Florence, Italy to the diet of […]

Does Diet Affect Psoriasis

by Mel on August 31, 2010

This is a question I often get asked and unfortunately there is no straightforward answer. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease causing an overproduction of skin cells.  This results in thickened patches of skin, which are red and scaly and often itchy and painful.  The patches most commonly appear on the knees, elbows, scalp, hands, feet, […]

Adults Get Eczema Too!

by Mel on July 27, 2010

Eczema is one of the most common conditions affecting children in the western world yet it is rarely associated with adults. This belief leads to many cases of eczema in adults going undiagnosed.  Whilst the eczema often presents in different forms in adults it is still eczema with many of the same symptoms seen in […]

Allergies Eczema.  Eczema Allergies The two go hand in hand.  If we could cut out allergies we could significantly reduce the amount of eczema. At last there is hope of a solution An immunization that is being hailed as the “Holy Grail” of vaccine research that would ward off allergy is nearing completion of the […]