Online clinic on skin conditions 2018


From 1 - 30 September 2018 talkhealth teamed up with Beiersdorf, manufacturers of Eucerin®, The Allergy & Free From Show, Action Against Allergy, British Skin Foundation, Eczema Outreach Support and The Vitiligo Society to present an Online Clinic on Skin Conditions.

Go to this Online Clinic

The clinic is an online forum, please contact us if you’re unsure how it works!

Clinical experts were available to answer questions on issues surrounding eczema, sensitive & dry skin, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, scars and many other skin conditions.

Looking for that little bit of extra support with your condition? Our support programmes have been developed to help increase your confidence in managing your condition. To find out more about how you can benefit from our support programmes register your interest today.

Please also check our list of future clinic dates here

Medical Experts

Dr Anton Alexandroff

Consultant Dermatologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer & British Skin Foundation spokesperson - FRCP(UK), CCT (Dermat), PhD, FRSM, FAAD

Dr Kapil Bhargava

Consultant Dermatologist, Mohs and Laser Surgeon MBBS, FRCP(UK)(Derm), CCT(Derm)

Dr Mark Brewin

Clinical Scientist - BSc (Hons), MSc, MIPEM, PhD

Vanessa Jane Davies

Skin Camouflage and Scar Therapy Consultant - MEWI MFHT LCGI

Dr Giles Dunnill

Consultant Dermatologist

Mr Ioannis Goutos

Consultant Plastic & Burns Surgeon - FRCSEd(Plast), MSc Burn Care

Wendy Green

Health Expert & Author - BSc (Hons) Health Studies

Dr Faheem Latheef

Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, MBCHB, MRCP (London), MRCP (Dermatology), MBA

Julie Van Onselen

Independent Dermatology Nurse - RGN, RSCN, BA(Hons)

Dr Adil Sheraz

Consultant Dermatologist - MBBS, BMEDSCI(HONS), MRCP (UK), MRCP (DERMATOLOGY) (UK)

Professor Andrew Thompson

Registered Clinical and Registered Health Psychologist - DClinPsy., C.Psychol., AFBPsS., DipCAT., FHEA., BA(Hons)

Dr Sharon Wong

Consultant Dermatologist and British Skin Foundation spokesperson

Supporting Partners


Twitter Chats

talkhealth hosted two Twitter Chats during the clinic - the first was on rosacea and took place on 20 September. This included discussions around antibiotics, impact on wellbeing and support for those with rosacea.

The acne twitter chat took place on 27 September and included discussions around daily cleansing routines, side effects from medication and emotional and psychological impacts of acne.


Skin is much more than our body‘s protective shield – it is alive; it reflects and affects how we feel inside. When our skin is healthy and radiant we feel comfortable and at one with ourselves.

That is why we at Eucerin® dedicate all our passion and expertise to your demanding and sensitive skin. We develop clinically proven dermo-cosmetic solutions to protect, repair and sustain the health and beauty of your skin, giving you the feeling of confidence and well-being.

For more than 100 years we have been pioneering medical skin science and innovation. Today, Eucerin® is trusted and recommended by dermatologists and pharmacists all over the world.

For more information visit the Eucerin® website

* Always read the leaflet. Licensing product information relating to Eucerin® Intensive 10% w/w Urea Treatment Cream and Eucerin® Intensive Lotion 10% w/w Cutaneous Emulsion. Marketing authorisation holder: Beiersdorf UK Ltd, Birmingham B37 7YS, UK. Active ingredients: Urea EP 10% w/w. Directions: Apply twice daily to the affected areas of the skin. Indications: For the treatment of Ichthyosis, Xeroderma, Hyperkeratosis and Atopic Eczema/Dermatitis and other dry skin conditions. Precautions: Do not use if sensitive to any of the ingredients in cream or lotion. Do not use on broken, inflamed skin. Do not apply to large areas of skin on patients with renal insufficiency. This cream or lotion could increase the penetration of some substances, such as medicines known as corticosteroids, dithranol or fluorouracil. Avoid contact with the eyes or other sensitive areas. Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Legal category: UK: GSL (PL:14160/0003); ROI: P (PA 1159/1/1) for Cream and UK: GSL (PL14160/0004); ROI: P (PA1159/1/2) for the Lotion. NHS Price - Pack size and cost 250ml lotion (£7.93), 100ml cream (£7.59). To report any adverse reaction, please contact BDF Consumer Relations on 00 44 845 6448556. Eucerin® is a registered trademark. Revised September 2016.

The Allergy & Free From Show

The Allergy & Free From Show are weekend-long events dedicated to freefrom living.

You already live with allergies; maybe you also live with intolerances, coeliac disease or eczema, or freefrom gluten, wheat, dairy, nuts or eggs? Perhaps you know or care for someone who does…

The Allergy & Free From Show are your chance to discover the very best food, drink, skin care, allergy solutions, cooking classes, talks, expert advice, family fun.

FREE tickets, for you, your family and friends…
We’re offering unlimited free tickets to The Allergy & Free From Show in ELC Liverpool // 3-4 November 2018, for you, your friends, family and colleagues. To download yours today, visit the following page

Action Against Allergy

Action Against Allergy provides information, advice and support to those made chronically ill through the many different forms of allergy and those who care for them.

A national charity founded in 1978, it campaigns for expert diagnosis and treatment to be available to all through the National Health Service and raises funds for vital research into the causes and treatment of allergic illness. Their ‘Find a Doctor’ service provides personalised advice on the nearest allergy specialist and membership benefits include an informative journal three times a year. In addition, information packs and leaflets covering the whole spectrum of allergy-related illness are available.

Read more about Action Against Allergy...

British Skin Foundation

The British Skin Foundation is the only UK charity dedicated to raising funds for skin disease and skin cancer research. This year the British Skin Foundation turns 20 years old, giving out more than £10 million in grants to over 300 research projects since 1996. As well as supporting research into diseases such as eczema, psoriasis and skin cancer, cases of which are unfortunately all too common; the BSF are also looking to find better treatments and eventual cures for conditions that may be less familiar such as vitiligo, ichthyosis and alopecia.

Read more about British Skin Foundation...

Eczema Outreach Support

Set-up in 2011 by the mother of a young girl suffering from severe atopic dermatitis, Eczema Outreach Support delivers the only 1-1 emotional and practical support service to families with eczema.

We help children with eczema and their families at an early stage, offer a community of peers and educate others through awareness workshops in schools, resources and campaigns.

Read more about Eczema Outreach Support...

The Vitiligo Society

The Vitiligo Society is a well-established UK based charity that began its work in 1984. Run by a small board of trustees, we are dedicated to supporting, campaigning and raising awareness of Vitiligo, which affects 1% of the world’s population.

Over the years, the Society has established a strong reputation for its medical expertise. Funding has been given for research projects with the aim of establishing and understanding the causes of Vitiligo along with finding safe and effective treatments.

Read more about The Vitiligo Society...