Care for your Feet

Our feet are the most used part of our body but few of us take proper care of our them as we should. The feet are prone to many conditions – not the least of these are skin conditions such as athletes foot, corns and eczema.

Knowing What Cream To Use

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 […]

Itchy Eczema

If it doesn’t itch it isn’t eczema. This has been one of the major guidelines for determining if a rash is eczema or not for many years.  Eczema is a chronic skin condition characterised by dry skin, a red rash and itchiness.  Just like the dryness and the rash the level of itchiness will vary […]

Bras and Undies

I’ve said it a million times: “Cotton is best”. This is especially so for underwear.

Baby Eczema & Nappies

The nappy area tends to be a very humid area. This coupled with the fact that urine is a natural moisturiser is believed to be why a large proportion of babies do not develop eczema in their nappy region.

The Scratch Itch Cycle

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.

Don’t Tell Me Not To Scratch!

We all know what it is like to itch but do you really understand why you itch. The process of itching is a very complicated one.

Definition: Itching is a subjective sensation controlled and affected by a complex of psychological, neural and biochemical factors.

So You Have Eczema – What Now?

Always had a tendency to dry skin?  Recently noticed irritating, red patches that itch?  Suspect it may be eczema? If this is you the first thing you need to do is consult a doctor.  Rashes need to be diagnosed properly before they are treated.  The only proper way to get a diagnosis of eczema is […]

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