Your microbiome controls your immune system

I read with great interest a review article by Jane Foster, Linda Rinaman, and John Cryan in Neurobiology of Stress, a 2017 article. They are based in Ontario, Canada, Pittsburgh, USA, and Cork,…


Treating children with childhood eczema

Why treat childhood eczema holistically?

Why is it so important to treat childhood eczema holistically? It is not enough to see the skin as the only problem, and treat the skin with moisturising creams, special bathing procedures, steroid…


Alternative ways to treat eczema

What doctors won’t tell you about eczema

It will come back or flare again, often several times The first time you attend your doctor’s surgery with your child to find out about the rash, you are perhaps expecting an explanation behind the…


How fibre helps treat eczema

How fibre protects against allergies

How does eating more vegetable fibre protect against allergies? Scientists and immunologists in Sydney have discovered the molecular biology that protects against peanut allergy when eating a diet…


The role of food and diet in treatment of eczema

Allergies; modern life and me – London Live 15 October 2018

This programme on London Live looked at the lives of people with multiple allergies, asthma, eczema, and hay fever. Many children shown on the programme were allergic to multiple things, while…


What is wrong with “mild, moderate and severe” as categories?

Do the terms mild eczema, moderate eczema, or severe eczema help determine the level of investigations, treatment, or referral to specialist medical services? Can we rather get eczema into remission?…


Why does eczema itch?

Why do eczema sufferers itch constantly?

“Don’t scratch, you’ll only make it worse”; how often have you heard yourself speak that phrase, to no effect. Apparently telling an eczema sufferer not to scratch doesn’t work. They simply can’t…


Bathing babies and infants at risk of eczema

What is the best way of bathing your baby if you had eczema as a child yourself? A European round-table meeting with experts from UK, Germany, Ireland and Poland has been held at intervals over the…