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On this page you will find a few of the articles that have been published in recent previous editions of the National Eczema Society's quartely magazine Exchange. 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

You can subscribe (£20 pa) to Exchange magazine by becoming a member of the Society here and purchase individual issues here. 

Ask the Experts

A panel of medical experts answer a wide-ranging breath of topics to do with eczema. The professionals include Dr George Moncrieff (GP with a special interest in skin), Dr Donna Thompson (Consultant Dermatologist), Julie Van Onselen (Dermatology Nurse), Julie Carr (Children's dermatology specialist nurse) and Dr Christine Clark (pharmacist).

Exchange 151 - Allergy testing in adults, scalp problems and pigmentation.
Exchange 152 - Nipple eczema, shoes and sunscreens
Exchange 153 - Young adult eczema, infected eczema in a child plus emollient/topical steroid - which to apply first?

Information Articles

Top Tips for Treating Eczema

Sandra Lawton OBE (Nurse Consultant Dermatology and Queen’s Nurse, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust) suggests practical ways to manage eczema.

Always Read the Label

Christine Clark, a pharmacist with a specialist knowledge of dermatology, explains how to interpret the labelling on the packaging of your treatments.

Eczema Treatment Options: Systemic Treatments

Professor Andrew Wright, Consultant Dermatologist, St Luke's Hospital, Bradford, gives an overview of available treatments.

Sleep and Eczema

Exchange columnist John Fuller looks at the importance of sleep and its role within managing and treating eczema.

Eczematous conditions in older skin

Sandra Lawton, Nurse Consultant Dermatology and Queen’s Nurse, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, explains how to deal with eczema in later life.

Light Therapy to Treat Eczema 

Trish Garibaldinos (Clinical Nurse Specialist and Head of Phototherapy, St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London), Karen Stephen (Lead Dermatology Nurse and Phototherapy Specialist, Ninewells Hospital, NHS Tayside) and Julie Van Onselen (Independent Dermatology Nurse)explain Light therapy and how it can be used in a hospital setting to treat eczema. 

Improving the treatment of atopic eczema through an understanding of gene - environment interactions 

In an article from edition 121 in June 2006 Professor Michael Cork and colleagues from the University of Sheffield Medical School explain how our better understanding of gene - environment interactions can help shape future management of atopic eczema and the develpments on new treatments. 


Downloadable Exchange articles on topics from eczema on older skin to systemics and the issue of sleep.