Urticaria And Angioedema

Dr Michael Radcliffe explains the difference.I work in a busy NHS allergy clinic in central London and in a full day of seeing patients in the out-patient clinic, I will typically see 10 new referrals.  The commonest reason for being referred is a condition called urticaria.  Amongst 10 new referrals I will expect to make [...]

The Eczema Education Programme

An innovation to help families of children with eczema Karina Jackson, Consultant Nurse, St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s and St. Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust, London We know childhood eczema is a common condition affecting 15–20% of children under 7 years in the UK1 which can significantly impact on the quality of life of both [...]

Eczema Education Programme

Innovative Schemes for Allergic Children Supported by Action Against Allergy - Guy’s and St. Thomas’s. The Eczema Education Programme, a pioneering approach to paediatric allergy care was begun some six years ago, at Guy’s and St. Thomas’s by Karina Jackson, Consultant Nurse, St John’s Institute of Dermatology. It provide important benefits to patients and [...]

Chemical Allergen In Skin Care Products To Be Removed

Manufacturers of skin care products and toiletries are being advised to remove from products the chemical methylisothiazolinone (MIT), which has been used as an effective preservative since 2006, following a safety review, authorised in accordance with the European Cosmetic Products legislation. Since then, however, there have been steadily increasing concerns from dermatologists about the sharp [...]

The Growing Problem with Fragrance – by Alex Gozzola

A 2012 report recommended that the number of fragrance allergens subject to compulsory individual labelling when they are present in cosmetic products should be increased from the current 26 to around 130 – and that three should be banned altogether. Alex Gazzola reveals the 300-page report’s key findings, looks at how those sensitive to fragrances [...]

Contact Dermatitis and Cosmetics

Sometimes the cosmetic products we use on our skin can trigger an adverse response, be it irritant or allergic in nature. In this guide to dermatitis and cosmetics, Alex Gazzola looks at the kinds of responses cosmetics can cause, how to get diagnosed if you have a problem, and how to avoid your triggers. We [...]

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