Newsletter #25

author/source: DrB


  • from Recent ArticlesSuntan, psychology and atopic eczema ...

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NEW: Going mobile-friendly: until now links to Atopic Skin Disease - A Manual for Practitioners worked to the page intended only from a desktop or laptop computer. This was a problem for those using a tablet or smart phone. Now for all devices all the links from the top navigation bar...

TopNav the five main chapters of the manual go to the page requested. I hope that helps!

NEW: Online self-help module at please contact me if you are interested in trying out for free a new online self-help version of The Combined Approach. Based on the programme for Adults and Older Children, it will refer to existing on-site articles, with new forms and guidelines, together with personal additional support.


                                                RECENT ARTICLES

Although sunshine can be good for eczema, suntanning is not recommended     

Having a change may be good, but with atopic eczema a change in climate can require a change in skin care     

Are people with atopic eczema more likely to get solar urticaria?     

Sunshine is generally good for you, but adverse reactions occur, and sunbathing can have serious long-term side effects      

The sun gives us vitamin D through an effect on the skin - this may explain why some say their eczema is worse in the winter and better in the summer     

Too much sunshine is not a good thing - but just enough can be  therapeutic     

Not everyone is the same, but most people with eczema like going on holiday

It is doubtful if anything is adequate protection that is applied only once a day


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I look forward to members sharing information about themselves and their experience, in Member Profiles and in The Forum.

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Happy Holidays!

Dr Christopher Bridgett

December 2015