Eczema – Allergy or Not?

The word ‘eczema’ is originally Greek, meaning ‘to boil’. In the original description of eczema, ‘bubbles’ under the skin, was the main finding. Today, it is defined as a group of inflammatory skin co...

Treating Dry Cracked Hands

Over winter, hands can become dry and dehydrated, which can lead to cracking.Use warm, not hot water to wash your hands. Using gentle moisturising soaps. Ingredients such as glycerin or lanolin can ...

Are Skin Tags Dangerous?

A skin tag is a benign growth of skin cells. They tend to form in areas where the skin creases, such as your neck, breasts, armpits and groin area. Close to half the population has skin tags but are m...

What is Winter Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that affects over 4.5 million adults, as well as many children. It can start at any age and causes sufferers to develop flaky, red, crusty patches of skin covered...