Expert advice on rosacea in live webchat


Skincare expert Alison Bowser and Dermatologist Ed Seaton discuss the symptoms and treatments of Rosacea.

Chat date: Tuesday 22nd April 2008

Chat time: 6:30pm (UK time)

Do you suffer from patchy or blotchy skin? Is your poor complexion affecting your confidence or self-esteem? If so why not tune into our webchat where we’ll be holding a skin clinic about a little-known condition called rosacea (pronounced roh-ZAH-sha). Rosacea is a skin condition that causes flushing and redness in the central part of the face so needless to say these physical symptoms can cause a lot of emotional distress and embarrassment.

The condition affects several million people in the UK with 1 in 10 adults likely to develop rosacea. It mostly affects fair skinned people aged between 30 and 50 but teenagers and people in their early 20’s can also experience symptoms.

To help you identify whether or not you may be affected by rosacea and to show you how to live with and treat the condition, we’ve got skincare expert Alison Bowser and Dermatologist Ed Seaton joining us live in the studio. They will be providing useful skincare tips and as well as answering all your questions. So if you want to boost your confidence and regain control of your skin, why not log on and submit a query to our special guests.

Skincare expert Alison Bowser and Dermatologist Ed Seaton joins us live online at on Tuesday 22nd April at 6:30pm to discuss coping with Rosacea

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Digestive problems – ask an expert in a live webchat


London: Do you suffer from digestive health complaints? Have you ever eaten anything and felt bloated or sick? If so you may be intolerant to certain types of food. Thankfully such complaints can be tackled by making simple changes to your diet, so you may not need to spend time sitting in the waiting room at the doctors or put up with unnecessary discomfort.

To give you some helpful advice on food intolerances Dr Sarah Jarvis is holding a 30-minute digestion clinic online on Friday 18 January at 2pm. She will be talking about the difference between allergies and intolerances and answering all of your questions on digestive health. She’ll also be talking about the Lactofree Elimination Challenge Diet, which is a great starting point for testing your tolerance to lactose.

Digestive complaints are actually quite common in the UK, for example up to 1 in 7 people suffer from Lactose Intolerance alone. Common symptoms include bloating, stomach cramps, nausea and abdominal pains, which can prove difficult to live with. Sarah will be offering professional advice on how to rid yourself of these symptoms and will also explain how you can enjoy your food without fear of further digestive issues. So if you’ve been suffering on the food front, why not submit a question?

Dr Sarah Jarvis joins us live online at on Friday 18th January at 2pm to discuss digestive health.

Cystitis – get help from the experts in a live webchat


London: Don’t Let Cystitis Ruin Your Life – Join Dr Jonathan Wright and Dr Dawn Harper for help and advice on beating the condition Chat date: Tuesday 30th October Chat time: 14:30 – 15:00 – GMT.

Cystitis is a common infection which can be caused by bacteria from the nearby skin that can travel up the urethra and grow in your bladder, causing infection and inflammation. For many, living with cystitis can be uncomfortable, embarrassing and at times, extremely painful.

It is a common condition where the lining of the bladder becomes inflamed and makes going to the loo quite painful. Common symptoms include a stinging or burning feeling when passing urine, an urgent and frequent need to go to the loo, and passing small amounts of urine often.

Cystitis usually occurs as the result of an infection and other possible symptoms include blood in the urine, backache, lower abdominal aches and generally feeling unwell. It can ruin sleep and make working uncomfortable.

Although men can suffer with cystitis, it is adult women who are most commonly affected. For some women, cystitis is a rare event, for others it can happen four or five times a year. It affects women of all ages, being more common during pregnancy, post menopause and in those who are sexually active.

There are a number of ways of relieving the pain of cystitis. Drinking several glasses of water a day can help and cranberry juice can also help relieve symptoms. Although antibiotics have traditionally been prescribed to treat the condition, there are now natural products such as D-Mannose available on the market which may be just as effective with none of the side effects.

To find out how these products work and how they can help you, email your question to Dr Wright (pictured right) and Dr Harper and join us live online at on Tuesday 30th October at 14:30 – GMT

For more information on D-Mannose call 0800 169 1231 or visit

For further information and support contact Cystitis & Overactive Bladder Foundation at