Got an Itch? Use These Tips for Relief -- and Don't Scratch

The Itch to Beat the Itch

acne health allergyWorld Psoriasis Day helped raise awareness about the condition among those who have the condition — and others who are uninformed.

Key takeaways:

  • Not many people know about psoriasis and the trouble it causes for people with this condition.
  • Psoriasis can be a lifelong struggle to calm the itch, but should not interfere with day-to-day tasks such as family roles, work, school and hobbies.
  • Psoriasis is closely associated with other problems such as depression, as patients have to come to terms with the lifetime itch.

I abstain from any allergy-inducing food such as nuts, chocolate, spicy foods, etc. I become extremely reactive to anything I’m allergic to when I’m that itchy.

Read the full story here

http://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/howard-chang-the-itch-to-beat-psoriasis/the-itch-to-beat-the-itch/

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Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS

Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.

It is in St Johns's Wood, a leafy area of the west end, just north of Harley Street and Regent's Park. The London Independent Hospital is in Stepney Green, hidden away just behind Mile End Road, just to the East of the City of London. Formally The London Jewish Hospital, it is a purpose built modern building with full facilities, beautifully appointed rooms, state of the art laser systems and, in case anything goes wrong (it really shouldn't), a fully covered Consultant 24 hour ward and Intensive Care presence - the only private hospital in London to have this.