If you find a site which has moved please mail me with the new location. Please also let me know if you find a really good site which you think other people may find useful and I will consider adding to the list.
7.2 What books are available?
The brief descriptions in this section are based largely on reviews by members of the Eczema Mailing List who have found these books useful.
TITLE: The Eczema Handbook
AUTHOR: Jenny Lewis, with the National Eczema Society
PUBLISHER: Random House
ISBN: 0 09 178377 1
PRICE: GBP 7.99
160 pages paperback. A comprehensive guide to the management of eczema. A useful guide and reference, ideal for people new to eczema. Covers conventional treatments and also alternatives including acupuncture, homeopathy, reflexology, meditation, evening primrose oil
TITLE: Atopic Skin Disease (A Manual for Practitioners)
AUTHOR: Christopher Bridgett, Peter Noren and Richard Staughton
PUBLISHER: Wrightson Biomedical Publishing Ltd
Petersfield UK and Bristol, PA, USA
This book describes the programme used at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital in London (UK) which aims to break the vicious circle of dryness, eczema, itching and scratching with the careful use of topical steroids, emollients and habit reversal techniques.
The book is intended, as the subtitle states, for practitioners, but it is very well laid out and extremely accessible and useful for patients as well. Even the patients’ handbook is included in an Appendix.
TITLE: Eczema and your Child: A Parent’s Guide
AUTHOR: Sheena Meredith
PUBLISHER: Class Publishing (London)Limited
Barb House, Barb Mews, London W6 7PA
ISBN: 1 872362 86 9
An excellent book written in a direct and upbeat style. Parents of children with eczema will find this informative, helpful and encouraging.
TITLE: Eczema in Childhood – the Facts
AUTHOR: David J. Atherton
PUBLISHER: Oxford Medical Publications, Oxford University Press
PRICE: USD 18
264 pages, paperback. Dr. Atherton is a consultant in pediatric dermatology at the Hospital for Sick Children in London. He discusses many different subjects and treatments and why he supports his own view on each subject: genetics, food/environ allergies, allergy testing, immunizations, ellim./rotation diets, cortisone treatment, chinese treatment, primrose oil, wet wraps, breast feeding and appropriate formulas, stress, family harmony, antihistamines, causes, the outlook, infections, treatment, hospitalizations, education/career planning, etc.
It also contains pictures to aid in distinguishing eczema from other conditions that often coincide with it. There are also pictures on wet wrapping tips, and more
TITLE: The Natural Way with Eczema
AUTHOR: Sheena Meredith
PUBLISHER: Element, Inc., Rockport, MA.
PRICE: USD 5.95
Paperback. Contains a information about a wide variety of holistic treatments including EPO, herbs, acupuncture and reflexology.
AUTHOR: Christine Orton
Christine Orton, founder of the National Eczema Society in the UK, is the mother of a son with eczema and her writing is based on that experience.
TITLE: Eczema and Psoriasis, a Dietary and Nutritional Approach
EDITOR: Stephen Therass
DATE: April 1995
PRICE: GBP 4.99
Under one hundred pages but contains a thorough explanation of the causes and symptoms of eczema. It treats both eczema and psoriasis from a nutritional point of view and discusses nutritional approaches through both diet and food supplements.
TITLE: Coping with Eczema
AUTHOR: Dr Robert Youngson
PUBLISHER: Sheldon Press, London
102 pages, paperback
TITLE: Skin Deep
AUTHOR: Dr Ted Grossbart
TITLE: Allergies, Disease in Disguise
AUTHOR: Carolee Bateson-Koch
PUBLISHER: Alive Books
DATE: February 1994
PRICE: USD 15.95
TITLE: The Ultimate Healing System
AUTHOR: Donald Lepore
PUBLISHER: Woodland UT
DATE: April 1996
PRICE: USD 19.95
TITLE: Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin
AUTHOR: Ashley Montagu
PUBLISHER: Harper and Row Publishers
This book provides a reminder of the importance of the skin’s role in life. Anyone with a skin disorder is seriously affected psychologically as well as physically. Look for a new edition of this book to correct an earlier claim that eczema is caused by a mother’s lack of physical affection for her child.
7.3 What magazines are available?
In the United Kingdom the National Eczema Society publish a quarterly magazine “Exchange”. This costs GBP2.50 but is free to members of the society.