Appendices

APPENDICES 

A.1 List of Emollients and bath additives 

Generic (un-branded) emollients: 

    * Aqueous cream 
    * Emulsifying ointment 

Branded emollients: 

    * Aquaphor 
    * Aquadrate (contains urea) 
    * Calmurid (contains urea) 
    * Cream E45 
    * Diprobase cream or ointment 
    * Eucerin (contains lanolin) 

    * NeutrogenaOilatum Cream 
    * Sudocrem (contains antiseptic) 
    * Shepard’s Lotion 
    * Ultrabase 
    * Unguentum Merck ointment 

Bath additives: 

    * Aveeno Bath Oil 
    * Balneum 
    * Balneum Plus (contains anti-pruritic) 
    * Bath E45 
    * Diprobath 
    * Emulsiderm 
    * Oilatum 
    * Oilatum Plus (contains antibacterial additives) 

A.2 List of steroid preparations, in order of strength 

Corticosteroids can be split into four groups: 

    * Mild 
    * Moderately Potent 
    * Potent 
    * Very Potent 

Mild steroids include: 

    * Hydrocortisone 
    * Synalar 1 in 10 

There are also very many proprietary preparations containing hydrocortisone, such as Hydrocortisyl and Dioderm. 

Moderately potent steroids include: 

    * Calmurid HC 
    * Eumovate 
    * Betnovate-RD 
    * Synalar 1 in 4 

Potent steroids include: 

    * Betnovate 
    * Locoid 
    * Synalar 
    * Nerisone 
    * Topilar 

Very Potent steroids include: 

    * Dermovate 
    * Nerisone Forte 
    * Halciderm 

A.3 Suppliers of cotton clothing 

Cotton On Ltd 
Monmouth Place 
Bath 
BA1 2NP 
United Kingdom 

Telephone: 01225 461155 
Fax: 01225 461464 

Cotton On Ltd was founded by Dorothy Clark following her own difficulty in finding suitable clothing for her own child with eczema. 

Overseas orders accepted. 

HJ Sock Group Ltd 
Coventry Road 
Hinckley 
Leicestershire 
LE10 0JX 
United Kingdom 

Telephone: 01455 610610 
Fax: 01455 610535 

Manufacture “HJ Softops” 65% cotton socks which stay up without the use of elastic. 

They are available from leading department stores in the United Kingdom such as Debenhams, C&A (under Canda brand), John Lewis Partnership, Dunn & Co Menswear, Greenwoods. 

They are also available from mail order companies such as: GUS (Kays), Grattan and Freemans. 

Friends of the Earth 
United Kingdom 

Telephone: 01672 542266 

Friends of the Earth, in partnership with “The Green Store”, produce a mail order catalogue which contains a range of unbleached cotton clothing. The catalogue also contains products such as cleaning products free from enzymes and phosphates. 

Vermont Country Store 
Telephone: 802 362 2400. 

Produce the “Voice of the Mountains” catalog containing, amongst other things, cotton gloves. 

A.4 Mail order suppliers of vitamins and other supplements 

Biocare 
Lakeside 
180 Lifford Lane 
Kings Norton 
Birmingham 
B30 3NT 
England 

Telephone: 0121 433 3727 
Fax: 0121 433 3879 
E-mail: 100574.1017@compuserve.com

Nature’s Best 
1 Lamberts Road 
Tunbridge Wells 
Kent 
TN2 3EQ 
England 

Telephone: 01892 552117 
Fax: 01892 515863 

Goldshield Healthcare Direct 
PO Box 1000 
Sudbury 
Suffolk 
CO10 6ZY 
England 

Telephone: 01787 884433 
Fax: 01892 880866 

A.5 Other suppliers 

W.L. Gore & Associates (UK) Ltd 
Church Gate 
Church Street West 
Woking 
Surrey 
GU21 1DJ 
United Kingdom 

Telephone: 0483 756615 

Suppliers of Intervent Bedding System for control of house-dust mite. 

Self Care Catalog 
PO Box 182290 
Chattanooga 
Tennessee 37422 
USA 

Telephone: 800-345-3371 
E-mail: slfcare@aol.com

Products for healthy living: anti-allergy clothes, gadgets, creams, etc. 

National Allergy Supply, Inc. 
4400 Abbotts Bridge Road 
P.O. Box 1658 
Duluth 
GA 30136 
USA 

Telephone: 800 522 1448 

Call or write to receive the “Allergy Relief Catalog” 

Acme United 
Telephone: 203 332 7330 

Suppliers of Tubifast wet wraps in the USA. 
Contact: Jon Wheeler 

Person & Covey, Inc. 
616 Allen Avenue 
P.O. Box 25018 
Glendale 
CA 91221-5018 
USA 

Telephone: 1-800-423-2341 or 818 240-1030 
Fax: 818 547-9821 

Call for a brochure and free samples of irritant-free products such as moisturiser and shampoo. 

Camilla Hepper Sales Ltd 
51 St Mary’s Street 
Wallingford 
Oxon 
OX10 0EY 
United Kingdom 

Telephone: 01491 826196 
Fax: 01491 826009 

Suppliers of “Herbal Healing” shampoo, for eczema and other skin problems. 

Aru Herbal Products 
Beachside Flat 
Eastcliff 
Porthtowan 
Cornwall 
TR4 8AW 
United Kingdom 

Telephone: 01209 891261 
E-mail: aru@dial.pipex.com

US distributor: 

Brian Katzen 
25 Via Lucce 
Suite No. G414 
Irvine 
CA 92715 
USA 

Telephone: 714 553 2442 

Priorities
USA

Telephone: 800 553 5398

Suppliers of products for allergy sufferers.

National Allergy Supply, Inc
Duluth
GA
USA

Telephone: 800-522-1448 (24 hours, Monday – Saturday)

Discount allergy supplier.

A.6 Other useful addresses 

British Association of Dermatologists 
3 St Andrew’s Place 
Regent’s Park 
London 
NW1 4LB 
United Kingdom 

Telephone: 0171-935 8576 

NIAMS (National Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases) 
Bethesda 
Maryland 
USA 

Telephone: 301 495 4484 

Call or write to receive a free informative packet on eczema. 

A.7 Abbreviations and Glossary

AD      Atopic Dermatitis (another name for Atopic Eczema)
CHT     Chinese Herb Therapy
E       Eczema
EFA     Essential Fatty Acid
EPD     Enzyme Potentiated Desensitization
EPO     Evening Primrose Oil
FAQ     Frequently Asked Questions
GBP     Pounds sterling
GLA     Gamma Linolenic Acid (a fatty acid found in EPO)
NEASE   National Eczema Association for Science and Education (USA)
NES     National Eczema Society (UK)
RAST    Radio-AllergoSorbant Test (a type of allergy test)
OTC     Over The Counter (non-prescription)
USD     US Dollars

Dx      Diagnosis
Px      Prevention
Rx      Prescription
Sx      Symptoms
Tx      Treatment

Melaleuca     = tea tree oil
9Soft paraffin = petroleum jelly = Vaseline