Newsletter #19

author/source: DrB
Spring Newsletter                                                                                      April 2014

                                      Habit scratching and atopic eczema*

                              Habit Scratch

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                                               New Articles Spring 2014

Habit scratching is something everyone does but if you have atopic eczema it is often a cause of treatment resistance

Understand the principles of habit reversal, then discover what works for you!

Habit reversal can be an effective treatment in a number of skin conditions

The areas of the body that show the lichenification, or thickened skin, of chronic atopic eczema show where habitual scratching occurs, and this varies with age

Other types of dermatitis are more common in the elderly, but atopic eczema is increasing, and can be troublesome

Can be taken by mouth as a tea or in a capsule, or applied topically to the skin

Attitudes of others can make or break the success of The Combined Approach

Research shows that seniors who have a positive outlook on aging are healthier, and recover more quickly from illness


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