Exchange 177 – September 2020

Our September 2020 magazine is, as usual, packed full of news, advice on managing eczema for all ages and real-life stories from people living with eczema.

  • Allergy to artificial nails: In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in allergic contact dermatitis due to acrylates, driven by the explosion in nail bars. Dr Sophie Rolls explains.
  • A step in the right direction: Eczema of the feet can be particularly hard to manage. Our nurse adviser Julie Van Onselen offers some tips, with a focus on pompholyx eczema.
  • Find out more about filaggrin! Dr George Moncrieff introduces a skin protein that is vital for skin health – but is impaired in more than half of people with eczema.
  • Bright eyed and bushy tailed? Dr Kevin Molloy explains how eczema can affect the areas around the eye and what you can do to help.
  • Take back control! In these uncertain times, Claire Moulds looks at ways to proactively improve your eczema routine.
  • The creative approach: Designer Charlotte Lane describes how drawing on her artistic talents has helped her to overcome some of the challenges of eczema.
  • Plus: members’ letters, news and Ask the Expert (covering emollients and fire risk, Covid-19 and hand eczema and what parents can expect from schools in terms of assisting with eczema management).