Newsletter #11

author/source: DrB
September Feature : Andy Affleck talks to DrB


Newsletter                                                                                        September 2012

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New articles in September

Consultant Dermatologist Andy Affleck and DrB discuss the introduction of The Combined Approach into a UK National Health Service Dermatology Clinic.

It takes four to six weeks to achieve the first two stages of healing, followed by a third stage, during which the skin becomes more stable and less reactive.

Where the Dermatology bed is next to the Psychiatry bed.

Impulse control disorder and habit disorder are the "official" terms for the the habitual scratching of chronic eczema.

As the loss of water through the skin varies according to various factors, it is best to avoid getting into a routine frequency of application.

Understanding how things affect us, and discovering what to do about it.

There is no need to feel guilty about scratching.

Atopic eczema can become chronic -  when it never clears up altogether.

Please get in touch with me whenever you like with your comments and suggestions. I look forward to members sharing information about themselves and their experience, in Member Profiles and in The Forum. The site gets bigger every month: please alert me to any difficulties with what is provided, such as broken links and videos not working!

Dr Christopher Bridgett