Skin understanding common skin conditions

Willow Healthcare brings you a complete online resource to answer all your questions — check it out or call instore to speak to one of our pharmacists for further advice.

Remember the information provided here must never be used as an alternative to, or replacement for, advice given by a qualified medical professional.


    If left untreated, a persistent skin condition can have a hugely negative impact on your life.

    In fact, occupational dermatitis/eczema, a type of skin inflammation caused by contact with irritant substances used in the workplace, is thought to account for over half of the working days lost in the UK every year.

    The information on this advice page will help you to appreciate the importance of maintaining a daily skincare regime. It may also help you to identify the possible causes that trigger an outbreak of your skin condition.

    Useful links

  • Netdoctor
    An on-line introduction about Contact Dermatitis in its different forms also includes a section on relevant treatment advice from the on-line doctor. Visit Netdoctor »
  • National Eczema Society
    A useful introduction about Eczema, its treatment, fact sheets and a range of relevant articles covering eczema in the Sun, infections and living with Eczema... Visit National Eczema Society »
  • Good to Know - Psoriasis
    A very informative website about Psoriasis, its treatment, and methods of gaining pain relief. This site also includes information on links with high blood pressure, diabetes and natural remedies. Visit Good to Know - Psoriasis »
  • Yahoo Health
    As your skin takes a daily beating from the sun, air pollution, chemicals from products, and many other harmful pathogens, this useful website gives lots of tips and good advice on looking after your skin.  Visit Yahoo Health »

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