Where to find help

When my eczema was really bad, I spent hours online looking for who could help my condition. I hope this list saves you a little time....

Lots of love, Camille xx

 

Eczema support

Sometimes we need to know someone is listening, or want to find the right healthcare professional. These sites are dedicated to supporting people with eczema all over the world.

National Eczema Society UK
http://eczema.org
Helpline: 0800 089 1122

British Association of Dermatologists
http://www.bad.org.uk

The American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.aad.org/find-a-derm

DermNet NZ
https://www.dermnetnz.org

Skincare Guide
https://www.skincareguide.com

Eczema Association Australasia
https://www.eczema.org.au

The National Eczema Association for Science and Education USA
https://nationaleczema.org

National Skincare Center Singapore
https://www.nsc.com.sg/Pages/index.aspx

Herbalists

Some people like to use herbal remedies to treat their skin condition. It’s important to find a reputable herbalist, and the links below can help you source a professional.

National Institute of Medical Herbalists UK
https://www.nimh.org.uk

American Herbalists Guild
https://www.americanherbalistsguild.com

Naturopaths & Herbalists Association of Australia
https://www.nhaa.org.au/public/find-a-practitioner

Neuro Linguistic Programming

NLP is a way of exploring and changing the way we think and feel. Along with hypnotherapy, some people find it useful as a tool to think more optimistically, which in turn can help control eczema. These links can help you find a registered professional and resources.

Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming ANLP - UK
https://anlp.org

International Guild of NLP
http://nlpea.com

British Institute of Hypnotherapy and NLP
http://www.britishinstituteofhypnotherapy-nlp.com

Anxiety

Having eczema can often go hand in hand with feeling anxious or depressed. It really is important to seek help if you’re feeling like this, and these resources are a great source of support.

Anxiety UK
https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk
Infoline: 03444 775 774
Text: 07537 416 905
Digital online therapy service available

Mind UK
https://www.mind.org.uk
Infoline: 0300 123 3393
Text: 86463
Online chat service available

Anxiety and Depression Association of America
https://adaa.org

Mental Health America
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/depression
Helpline: 1-800- 273- TALK
Or text MHA to 741741

Sane Australia
https://www.sane.org/mental-health-and-illness/facts-and-guides/anxiety-disorder
1800-187-263

Anxiety Canada
http://www.anxietycanada.ca/english/index.php

Naturopaths

Naturopathic medicine is a form of alternative medicine, which uses natural and holistic methods to encourage self healing. If you’re interested in this approach, these sites can help you find out more or source a registered naturopath.

General Councils and Register of Naturopaths
https://www.gcrn.org.uk/member-search/

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
https://www.naturopathic.org

Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association
https://anpa.asn.au

Australian Register of Naturopaths and Herbalists
http://www.aronah.org

British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
http://www.bsaci.org

British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine
http://bant.org.uk

Food Allergies

If you have a food allergy, this could be making your eczema worse. Wherever you are in the world, these organisations can there to help.

Allergy UK
https://www.allergyuk.org

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://acaai.org/allergies/types/food-allergies/testing

Food Allergy Canada
http://foodallergycanada.ca/2016/01/food-allergy-testing-whats-it-all-about/

Health Direct Australia
https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/allergy-testing

Nutritionists

The right nutrition plays a big part in looking after your skin. It could be that you need a little professional guidance... I’ve find these sites really useful.

Association for Nutrition UK
http://www.associationfornutrition.org

Eat Right. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics USA
https://www.eatright.org

Dietitians Canada
https://www.dietitians.ca

Dietitians Associations of Australia
https://daa.asn.au

Eating Disorders

Paying attention to your nutrition is important, but if you feel that you are becoming obsessed you may have an eating disorder and you need to seek help to get yourself back on track. Here are some great places to find support.

Beat Eating Disorders UK
https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk
Helpline: 0808 801 0677

National Centre for Eating Disorders UK
https://eating-disorders.org.uk
Helpline: 0845 838 2040

Eating Disorder Hope - USA
https://www.eatingdisorderhope.com
Helpline: 1-888-496-5498

National Eating Disorder Information Centre - Canada
http://nedic.ca
Helpline (toll-free): 1-866-633-4220
Toronto: 416-340-4156

National Eating Disorders Collaboration Australia
https://www.nedc.com.au/eating-disorders/eating-disorders-explained/something/eating-disorders-in-australia/

Butterfly Foundation for Eating Disorders (Australia)
https://thebutterflyfoundation.org.au/
Helpline: 1800 334673

Sports & Fitness

Keeping on the move is vital for good health (and good skin). Here are just a couple of the sites I’ve found really helpful.

Get back into sports - UK
https://www.sportengland.org

Yoga Australia
https://www.yogaaustralia.org.au