Eczema and Food Allergies

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic skin condition which is characterized by patches of red, scaling, very itchy skin. It can occur in any age group but is more common in young children. There is a vicious cycle in which itching leads to scratching, which in turn leads to more itching. Skin … Read more

Allergic Skin Rashes

Allergies may be the underlying cause of a variety of skin rashes. These include hives, contact rashes and eczema. Hives are raised, red, itchy welts on the skin. Allergies to food, antibiotics, soaps and cosmetics, insect bites and environmental allergens such as animal danders can cause hives. Non-allergic factors such as pressure on the skin, … Read more

Allergies on the Increase

The incidence of allergies and related conditions such as asthma and food allergies is increasing around the world. It is estimated that up to 1 in 3 people are allergic to one or more substances (allergens) at some point in their lives. Hayfever, which was first recognized in England over a century ago, used to … Read more