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The Good Bacteria, the Bad Bacteria and the Ugly

You know how I keep saying – if you are suffering quietly from eczema and atopic dermatitis then you are not alone?
Well, as it turns out, I didn’t realise how right I was. I happened to be talking about the fact that we are surrounded by an incredible community of like-minded and supportive fellow sufferers who help to bolster our confidence on those truly awful eczema days; but recent research has shown that you and I are actually likely to be playing host to a thumping, jumping party of a little microbial devils called Staphylococcus Aureus (Staph A for short).

women living with eczema

10 tips for women living with eczema – Boots WebMD

Just a quick update. Boots WebMD have published their advice piece for women living with eczema with contributions from me and the wonderful …

Banish stress and eczema with yoga and relaxation

New Year, new natural eczema remedies: 5 ways to treat eczema from the inside

I have probably read the entire output of the internet on natural treatments for eczema and for the sake of my sanity and my bank balance I have decided to streamline. I am narrowing them down to my favourite five natural remedies for eczema and atopic dermatitis. So make yourself a cuppa, preferably oolong tea (!) and take a look at my top five natural ways to beat eczema.

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How to make goats milk kefir probiotic for eczema from live kefir grains

Here’s how I make my own live kefir probiotic from goats milk to help calm, soothe and improve my eczema and atopic dermatitis symptoms. Does kefir help eczema? Well, while live kefir it is not a miracle cure for eczema it has certainly helped to improve my condition.

National Eczema Awareness week or ‘skinny white woman smoothes expensive cream over perfect skin’ week?

It was National Eczema Awareness week earlier this month. The Eczema Society also celebrated it’s 40th anniversary. Great news all round. Eczema is …

Brewing live kefir probiotic for eczema

Make your own quick and easy goats milk kefir probiotic for eczema

I’ve been a little preoccupied with goats over the last few weeks. Ever since hearing Shann Jones of the Chuckling Goat on …

Eczema, the tabloids and me

I’ve noticed something lately. Eczema has slowly and creepingly become regular fodder for the tabloids. They appear to love nothing better than to …

Feeling hopeful: Kefir for Eczema Diary Week Two

After hearing Shann Jones of the Chuckling Goat, a farm in Wales offering goat products that claim to help with eczema and allergies (read …

Is eczema an election issue? NHS privatisation and the British dermatology crisis

A week before the country goes to the polls, dermatology provision in the UK is teetering on the brink of a major …

The eight stages of a flare-up: a few words on a face full of eczema

1. Failure  When my face reacts to something I’ve touched, something I’ve eaten or just something floating around in the air my first …

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