5 Ways To Stay Happy & Healthy When You Have a Chronic Condition

Daniella Mancini
When you're living with a chronic condition like psoriasis you might find that, although you can control the physical symptoms, the impact on your mental health can be difficult to deal with. Learning how to cope with the day-to-day stresses of an ongoing and fatiguing condition isn't easy, so here are some proven strategies to help you cope if you feel that your condition is getting you down.

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6 Triggers To Avoid To Prevent Psoriasis Flare Ups

Daniella Mancini

There’s no magic formula when it comes to your psoriasis. What may cause one person’s condition to worsen, may not affect another.

That said, psoriasis is caused by more than just genetic factors, environmental triggers can also have a big impact on the day-to-day symptoms of your condition. In this article, we'll coversome common environmental triggers that it’s helpful to know about and stay on...

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Starting School with Eczema

Christian Riemer

For children with eczema, the excitement of back-to-school can be overshadowed by worries about their skin condition, and parents and teachers will have their own concerns too.

It is important that children are comfortable at school and do not miss classes because of their eczema. Below is a list of tips to assist you in getting your child’s eczema under good control during the school year.

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Scalp Psoriasis

Christian Riemer

What is Scalp Psoriasis?

It is very common for plaque psoriasis to occur on the scalp. At least 50% of the people who have psoriasis will have the scalp affected at some time during the course of the disease. Scalp psoriasis usually looks similar to plaque psoriasis on other areas of the body. New skin cells form in days rather than weeks, and the skin cells pile up on the surface of the skin,...

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Do antioxidants have an effect on acne?

Christian Riemer

Antioxidants are small molecules that inhibit chemical reactions leading to cell damage of the body. Antioxidants are made up of so-called ‘polyphenols’ which can be found in many foods including vegetables, wine and tea. 

In this article, we highlight some findings from a study gathering scientific evidence on how antioxidants may affect acne.

  • Antioxidants are known to have anti-inflammatory...

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How to manage eczema in babies and young children

Christian Riemer

Babies often get red, scaly itchy skin known as eczema. Around 1 in every 5 children in the UK is affected by eczema at some stage.Children usually get eczema during their first year of life, sometimes as early as in their third month. Dry, scaly, red patches appear on the skin, initially on the face, then on trunk and limbs. In older children, eczema affects mainly the creases of the neck, knees...

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Vitamin D and Psoriasis

Christian Riemer

Nicknamed the sunshine vitamin, Vitamin D is actually a hormone, which is made in response to UVB light hitting our skin. Sunlight is our main source of vitamin D, although we consume small amounts from food, but this only accounts for around 5-10% of our needs.

Vitamin D’s main job is helping the body absorb calcium to create strong bones, but the discovery of vitamin D receptors throughout the...

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Can Diet Cause Acne?

Christian Riemer

The relationship between diet and acne has historically been controversial. In the 1930s through to the 1960s, patients were regularly advised regarding their dietary habits, as these were thought to play a major role in acne, this idea was later discarded and relegated to myth. Recent studies on acne and diet are still cautiously worded but nevertheless, they continue to show a link between acne...

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When Psoriasis Affects the Nails

Chris Christiansen
Although most people think of psoriasis as a disease affecting the skin, half of those afflicted by this condition also find it on the nails. According to the Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance, if you suffer from psoriatic arthritis, there's an 80% chance you'll also have psoriasis on your nails.

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5 tips to avoid dry skin during flights

Renate Vermane

The summer holiday season is at full speed! 

Sure, you're thinking; holidays are wonderful, but there’s always that niggling worry about how your skin will fare on the plane. There’s nothing worse than starting a holiday off with an itch or a new patch of dry skin.

Aeroplanes, especially long-haul flights, can cause dehydration, due to the low humidity in the cabin and the recycled air. So here are...

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