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Steam cleaning carpets to remove dust mites: does it prevent eczema?

Steam cleaning carpets to remove dust mites: does it prevent eczema?

To steam clean the carpets or not? That is the question we are often asked at the Eczema Life Clinic. Well today I had the carpets steamed cleaned and here is my review … Why did I have the carpets steam cleaned? We live in an old house (circa late 1800s), and the carpets look quite literally about a hundred years old, even thought the cleaners said they were about 10 years old. When we first moved in, my daughter’s eczema briefly returned when she sat on the carpet so she went back on Skin Friend AM and her skin cleared...

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Consultations - If you have eczema speak to Katie!

Consultations - If you have eczema speak to Katie!

  Did you know you can book a nutrition consultation at the Eczema Life Clinic in Sydney? We receive many requests for consultations at Eczema Life, especially from people with eczema, psoriasis or TSW, so this is a short blog to let you know about our nutritionist Katie and how to book a Skype or in person consult with her. About Katie Layland If you hare read Karen Fischer's latest book, The Eczema Detox, you might have seen Katie Layland's name appearing often in the recipe section as she designed some of the delicious recipes in the book. Katie is a...

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The Eczema Detox (read first chapter for free)

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The Eczema Detox (read first chapter for free)

  Introduction In my household we have one vegan, one pescatarian and one meat-eater who is sensitive to salicylates, dairy and soy. So I am right here with you. I know it can be difficult when a family member is first diagnosed with eczema and food sensitivities. I know what it’s like to give up some of the foods you love because they are hurting you. Cooking is more of a chore than normal ... until you get the hang of it. However, as a result of making dietary changes, my family and I no longer suffer from skin disorders...

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Skin Disorders, Causes & Treatments

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Skin Disorders, Causes & Treatments

Using the table below, look up your skin disorder and find the best treatments for your condition. Skin disorders are shown in alphabetical order.  Click on the photos to enlarge them.   For skin disorder 'before and after' photos see our testimonials page. SKIN DISORDER CAUSES  TREATMENTS  Acne (acne vulgaris) (pimples)     Hair follicles become blocked with oil and dead skin cells. Acne is commonly triggered by hormones, dairy consumption, poor diet: i.e. too much sugar, saturated fats and omega-6 in the diet (such as almonds and cooking oils). Avoid trigger foods including fatty meats (trim fat of meats), dairy products, almonds (omega-6), almond...

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The best toothpastes for eczema

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The best toothpastes for eczema

Toothpaste can be a nightmare for eczema, especially if you have eczema on the face. It usually contains a skin irritant called sodium lauryl sulfate which can trigger or worsen skin rashes. In fact, this chemical is used in scientific studies to induce dermatitis (skin rashes) to test healing products. Unfortunately SLS is hidden in most foaming product including hand soaps, shampoos and cleansers.  So I recommend switching to SLS-free toothpaste that is also low in salicylates as this group of chemicals can also worsen eczema. These following toothpastes are free of sodium laurel sulfate and salicylates. Note the Red Seal...

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