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#123 My Eczema Journey with Dr Ruth Cammish


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Eczema is the topic of today’s  conversation with Dr Ruth Cammish. An NHS GP, a GP trainer and the Regional Director for the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine in Manchester.  She has been a GP for 13 years, mostly working in a deprived inner city area and her own experiences as a patient with severe eczema has highlighted how holistic care is a vital part of any long term condition, especially chronic skin diseases.  You’ll hear about how  Dr Ruth suffered severe eczema her whole life, ending up on cyclosporin, an immunosuppressant medication and discovering topical steroid withdrawal. 

As a practice Dr Ruth and her colleagues have been awarded a CQC ‘outstanding’ rating, twice, based on their approach to their patient  population which includes  group consultations, an exercise class for COPD patients and their work for vulnerable patients.

On today’s podcast you’ll learn about:

  • What eczema is and who it affects
  • The link  with food intolerance and allergy
  • “Topical Steroid Withdrawl” and how that  occurs
  • The mechanisms behind eczema as a disease
  • How to approach an eczema patient
  • Environmental triggers – temperature, pollen, pollution, dust
  • Household irritants – skincare products, beauty  care, clothing, laundry  detergents
  • Stress and why it triggers the immune system
  • Diet, Gut health, Nature therapy and more
  • Supplements and Skin

 

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Summary

Thanks again to Ruth for joining me on the podcast today – what a super interesting conversation and a topic that I’m asked about a lot.  I really hope you enjoy this one and find it useful – please do share with anyone you think might benefit from it.

Please find below some of the links that we spoke about on the podcast:

 

https://www.bmj.com/content/361/bmj.k2179

http://www.leapstudy.co.uk/

https://scratchthat.org.uk/

ITSAN – Topical Steroid Withdrawal Syndrome Support


Guest: Dr Ruth Cammish

Dr Ruth Cammish is an NHS GP, a GP trainer and the Regional Director for the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine in Manchester.  She has been a GP for 13 years, mostly working in a deprived inner city area.  Her own experiences as a patient with severe eczema has highlighted how holistic care is a vital part of any long term condition, especially chronic skin diseases.  She can be found on Instagram @drruthskinjourney.


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