What’s wrong with my emollient?

Most of the prescription emollients handed out by your doctor are likely to be drying your skin more than locking in moisture. The vast majority of these emollients are petroleum or paraffin based. Whilst they can feel like they are softening and moisturising the skin initially, the longer term effects of these emollients show they […]

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Topical Steroid Withdrawal & Homeopathy

Modern medicine classifies Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW) and Red Skin Syndrome (RSS) as ‘rare’. It is not rare, but getting a medical diagnosis is. Some medical professionals question whether this condition even exists. No doctor wants to accept responsibility for poorly managed eczema and the resulting fall out from the over prescribing of steroids. Whilst […]

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The Eczema Epidemic

Conventional medicine would have you believe that eczema is a lifelong affliction, the cause is unknown and treatment offered is nothing but suppressive creams to mask the problem. Homeopathy takes a different viewpoint on eczema. Rather than seeing it as a stand alone condition, we see it as merely a symptom of an underlying imbalance. […]

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Eczema – Why the drugs don’t work

I am becoming more and more alarmed at the amount of infants and children coming to see me who have been on steroids constantly over prolonged periods of time. Some of them several years. Mums on a cycle of repeat prescriptions dished out by a GP, without question. When we look at the NICE guidelines […]

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Eczema – Living a life free of steroids.

Joe’s mum booked an online appointment with me in June last year. He was only 2 years old and came for his eczema, which was extremely severe. It had begun at 9 weeks old. Joe was a very allergic child with a constant streaming nose and a history of ear infections. To date he had […]

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Pompholyx (Dyshidrotic) Eczema Treated By Homeopathy

This was a case of a 9 year old girl who came to see me in May this year, chronic pompholyx eczema on her hands and feet. been a problem for several years. Many trips to the doctor and lots of steroid creams only ever gave temporary relief. Steroid creams act in a suppressive way, […]

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