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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

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Ask the Experts

A panel of medical experts answer a wide-ranging breadth 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), Heather Sharp (Clinical Nurse Specialist in Paediatric Dermatology), Karina Jackson (Dermatology Consultant Nurse) and Dr Christine Clark (Pharmacist).

Exchange 156 - Lip eczema, chicken pox and eczema, and growing a beard with facial eczema
Exchange 158 - Henna, tattoos and eczema, topical steroids appearing to exacerbate eczema, and the relative merits of bath oils and Epsom salts 
Exchange 160 - Stinging emollients and how to use bleach baths

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.

Eczema Treatment Options: Systemic Treatments

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

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 developments on new treatments. 

Biologic treatments for atopic eczema. Anti-IL-4 and IL-13 biologics

Professor Michael Cork and colleagues from the dermatology research team at the University of Sheffield Medical School update us on new biologic treatments for atopic eczema and explain where these will fit into existing treatment options.

Secondary infection and eczema

Dermatology Nurse Specialist Helen Dennis describes the signs, causes and treatment of secondary infection of eczema.


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