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On this page you will find articles that have been published in the past. Please feel free to download these articles by clicking on each headline. Please note to view these articles, you will need a pdf reader such as Adobe Acrobat.

Christine Clark E-Book

Dr Christine Clark, a pharmacist with specialist knowledge in dermatology, discusses the main treatments for eczema from making sense of topical formulations, antihistamines (what they are and what they do), using topical corticosteroids and using topical calcineurin inhibitors safely and effectively.

Using an E-Book

If you're new to e-books, here are some helpful tips for getting the most out of the digital edition.

Steroid Phobia

Dr Saleem Taibjee, Consultant Paediatric Dermatologist, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Dr Carolyn Charman, Consultant Dermatologist, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, outline the real risks of using topical steroids as well as the benefits in treating eczema.

Behavioural Dermatology - the combined approach to atopic eczema

Behavioural medicine - of which behavioural dermatology is a part - links medicine with human behaviour in order to improve our undertanding of physical illness, and therefore improve its treatment. Article By Dr Christopher Bridgett, Consultant Psychiatrist, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London.

An Overview on Managing and Treating Eczema

Consultant dermatologist Colin Holden, from St Helier Hospital Carshalton discusses how he advises his patients - adults and children - to manage their eczema. In this article Dr Holden looks at the different types of eczema, trigger factors, the role of allergy and infection plus the different treatment options available.

Information Articles

John Fuller is a freelance journalist, former Information team member at the Society and regular contributor to our members magazine, Exchange. Living with severe eczema himself, John is ideally placed to share practical advice, hints and tips based on his personal experience. Below is a selection of John's articles from previous editions.

Exercise and Eczema

The challenge of enjoying exercise without exacerbating your eczema can be a delicate balancing act. In this article John shares advice on how to minimise the risk.

A Man's World 

Practical advice around shaving and clothing for our male readers.

Impact of Stress on Eczema

How stress can provoke a flare-up of eczema and also inhibit recovery.

Caring for your Clothes and Avoiding the Itch

How we wash our clothes and what detergent we use can have a significant impact on our skin, read how to make the best laundry choices for your and your family's eczema.

Beating the Itch Series

Beating the Itch - Introduction

Dr Theresa Wynne, Principal Clinical Psychologist from the Psychology Department at Sheffield Children's Hospital, offers parents and carers a new way to support those living with the itch. This is an Introduction to a series of articles we carried in 2012 which are below.

 Beating the Itch - Module One

The first in our series of articles especially for children, designed to equip them with vital skills to better manage their eczema in the future. Includes: what is eczema, what it looks like, what causes it and an eczema diary.

Beating the Itch - Module Two

Principal Clinical Psychologist Dr Theresa Wynne and the team at Sheffield Children’s Hospital share their hints and tips around trigger factors in eczema.

Beating the Itch - Module Three

The final article in our series especially for children designed to equip them with vital skills to better manage their eczema.


Downloadable Exchange articles on topics from behavioural dermatology to practical tips, plus our Beating the Itch series, especially for children.