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6 months topical steroid withdrawal

The past few weeks have been HORRIBLE! The 23th of November, I had an appointment with my derm who also saw that Elidel (or any other topical cream whatsoever) wasn’t effective enough. She suggested a more systemic treatment instead, with two options: cortisone pills or the oral immunosuppressant Neoral (Ciclosporine). The first option was obviously… Continue reading 6 months topical steroid withdrawal

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3 months topical steroid withdrawal

This month, I went to a professor in dermatology to see her opinion¬†concerning my problematic skin. The past two months have been draining, mentally as well as physically, so I was really hoping for some solace (that doesn’t involve corticosteroids). And who could help me better than an actual professor, someone who is scientifically specialised… Continue reading 3 months topical steroid withdrawal

Product reviews

Probiotics: yay or nay?

What is it? Probiotics are living micro-organisms or “good” bacteria. They restore the balance of our gut flora by protecting it against viruses, “bad” bacteria and toxic influences that can build up in our gut and compromise our immune system. There are a lot of different “good” bacteria and therefore a lot of different probiotic… Continue reading Probiotics: yay or nay?

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Review: Kiko Universal Fit Hydrating Foundation

I’ve been looking for a good foundation for ages. Because of my ultra dry atopic skin, foundations I’ve tried were either too drying or irritating, or didn’t provide enough coverage (which is particularly important when I have red eczema spots on my face). When ¬†I discovered the Kiko Universal Fit Hydrating Foundation, I couldn’t wait… Continue reading Review: Kiko Universal Fit Hydrating Foundation