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  • Bleach Baths for Eczema

    To help reduce the number of bacteria on the skin your dermatologist may recommend the use of bleach baths.

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  • Can CBD Oil help the dreaded itch of eczema?

    CBD oil has been claimed to relieve the symptoms of eczema and other skin conditions like psoriasis. But does it really work?

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  • Scary teddies teach parents about dustmites & allergies

    The Norwegian Heart and Lung Association wants parents to be aware of the dangers of dustmites in their children’s bedrooms and is using adverts showing teddy bears dressed as Hitler, Gaddafi and Kim Jong-il to get their message across.

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  • What’s the best treatment for hand eczema? Help researchers find out.

    UK-wide trial to work out which is the best treatment for chronic hand eczema is being coordinated by researchers from the University of Leeds.

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  • Eye Lash Glue Allergy

    Eyelash extensions give great, longlasting glamour. But about one in twenty clients will develop an allergy to the adhesives used to apply them. Symptoms of allergic reaction to lash adhesives are mainly swollen, red, sore lids, sometimes with crusting.

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  • Tattoo Allergy – think before you ink

    In a study published recently in “Contact Dermatitis”, researchers found that 4% of those with tattoos had experienced a rash immediately after being “inked” and an additional 6% reported skin problems including severe itching and swelling lasting longer

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  • How to tackle ‘Lip-licking eczema’

    Very cold or very hot weather or particularly dry winds can make lips dry and flaky or chapped. Licking to ease the dryness leads to a vicious circle of lip licking, dryness, redness and chapping.

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  • Hair Chalk Allergy warning

    Hair chalking is the recent craze among teenagers that involves using a piece of Hairchalkcoloured pastel chalk on strands of hair then locking the colour in with straighteners. It may be the newest teen trend in temporary hair colour, but the American F

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  • Have you done a mould check?

    Every household has mould spores floating about in it, along with lots of other bits and pieces that are mostly too small to be seen with the naked eye – pollen grains, fragments from plants, fibres from clothing, specks of ash from smoke, skin flakes and

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  • Driver's Dilemma

    You can actually be allergic to your steering wheel!

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  • Mould spore test results shock

    If you have high levels of mould in your house, like in my Dad's flat, all is not lost. Here's how we plan to get rid of it

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