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eczema

By far, this is the skin condition that I get asked about the most. Babies, children, adults – I see it at all ages and appreciate how distressing and life-affecting it can be. What is eczema? Eczema is characterised by dry, red, scaly, inflamed and itchy skin. The skin can thicken as a result of scratching and there tends to be increased bacterial presence on the skin which can lead to an increased incidence of infection. Eczema sufferers can often also experience hayfever and/or asthma – a triad conditions that often appear together. It is not unusual for there to be a family history of the condition, reflecting […]
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Our skin is the largest organ of the body and one we often take for granted. I wonder how many of these facts you are aware of: The thickness of skin can vary from less than 0.5mm on your eyelids to 1.5mm on the soles of your feet Your skin can weight between 15-20% of your total body weight Your skin cells fully regenerate every month It serves many functions including protecting our organs, helping to regulate temperature, detoxification, carrying nerve endings to provide sensation for heat and pain, helping hydration by holding water – to name just a few It often provides an indication […]
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