Advice from the experts

advice from the experts atopic eczema

shame and guilt surrounding eczema

The shame and guilt surrounding eczema

Dr Bourrel-Bouttaz - July 2016

One of the additional, painful aspects of all skin conditions is that they are accompanied by feelings of shame and guilt. These feelings affect both the patient and the parents. Children start to feel ashamed of their skin as they become more self-conscious about their appearance, around the age of six to seven.

 


Infant eczema: a condition that needs urgent treatment

Infant eczema - a condition that needs urgent treatment

Dr Robert - April 2016

This article makes the case for the early treatment of infants at risk of eczema. An infant at risk of eczema is the child of a parent with allergies. “Early” means at the first sign of dryness. The skin must be generously “greased” and as soon as inflammation occurs, a corticosteroid must be applied.

 


Cortisone and why people fear it in 5 points - atopic eczema

Cortisone and why people fear it in 5 points

Dr Bourrel-Bouttaz - March 2016

Cortisone is produced by our body, by the name of cortisol, and serves as a fuel. It gives a boost in the morning, with levels peaking at about 8 am, then continues to be produced throughout the day, with a drop in production at around 3 am.  This hormone plays a role in the metabolism of sugar and fat, and also affects sleep and the immune system. ..