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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).

An open letter to make-up from an eczema sufferer

As I look back on my life of being unable to paste a load of slap all over my face, I have realised that being excluded from the cosmetics merry-go-round has afforded me a freedom that many women will never know.

“It’s the inside that counts,” says MAC, as they cover a plus size model in slap and feathers

MAC has just released its latest ad campaign on the world, showing women that they have the ability to ’empower’ themselves regardless of their shape …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Your eczema might be costing you more than you think

How many times have you hidden away from the world when the eczema on your face is at its worst? How many …

10 ways to take on the world with a face full of eczema

You’ve woken up with an angry eczema flare on your face, you’ve got to go out. What do you do? Here’s 10 ways to get through the day when your eczema is at its worst.

Eczema ‘breakthrough’ reported on Australian TV

A new eczema ‘breakthrough’ was reported on Australian TV this week. Speaking on the Australian breakfast television programme, Today, Dr Ross Walker announced a new …

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