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Ekseem: Keer dat dit jou gek maak

Dis onvoorspelbaar, onooglik en dikwels eenvoudig ondraaglik: Ekseem kan jou lewe versuur as dit nie onder beheer gehou word nie. Keer so dat dit jou gek maak.

Fighting against eczema

Eczema is a general term encompassing inflamed skin conditions, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

How do I get rid of my eczema?

Although there’s no cure for it, eczema can be controlled with medication so you can enjoy a better quality of life.

Eczema treatments compared

Tacrolimus ointment is more effective than pimecrolimus cream for treating children and adults with atopic dermatitis - better known as eczema.

Cats may up eczema risk

Exposure to cats shortly after birth raises a child's risk of eczema, new research suggests.

Borage oil no salve for eczema

Borage oil, sold as starflower oil in health food stores, does not improve symptoms of eczema, says a study in this week's British Medical Journal.

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Dr Suretha Kannenberg holds a degree in Medicine and a Masters in Dermatology from the University of Stellenbosch.

She currently runs a dermatology practice in Cape Town’s northern suburbs and her specialities include eczema, childhood skin conditions and acne.

She also has a passion for enhancing natural beauty through cosmetic procedures.

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