Posts by Dr Alia Ahmed

Alia Ahmed is a Consultant Dermatologist working for Frimley Health NHS Trust and Barts Health NHS Trust. She graduated from Barts and the Royal London School of Medicine in 2008 and completed her Dermatology training in London, becoming a consultant in 2017. Dr Ahmed also has a BSc in Psychology with Clinical Psychology (University of Kent). In addition to her NHS work, Dr Ahmed is a visiting lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire. She is active in research and has presented internationally, as well as having a number of peer-reviewed publications and a research fellowship with the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network. Her specialist interest is in the psychological effects of chronic skin disease, specifically the link between the skin and stress. Her other interests include inflammatory dermatoses (e.g. eczema and psoriasis), paediatric dermatology and skin infestations. Dr Ahmed is part of the Psychodermatology team based at The Royal London Hospital, where she sees tertiary referrals. This clinic is specifically for people whose lives have been severely affected by their dermatological disease. She is also on the executive committee for Psychodermatology UK. Dr Ahmed is dedicated to providing holistic care to her patients, and strongly believes the interaction between the brain, skin and mind is key to achieving healthy skin. Dr Ahmed also works privately and consults via GetHarley. She is regularly featured in the UK press. Dr Ahmed has worked with brands such as Nivea, Head & Shoulders, This Works and Dove and continues to support brands with her unique knowledge and skillset.

Diagnosing and managing childhood rashes

Mum holding baby's feet

Newborn | | Dr Alia Ahmed

Rashes in children are common and can occur for several reasons. Spotting rashes can be fairly simple, but managing them can be difficult for the carers of babies and young children, especially if they are causing symptoms that leave your little one distressed.

Skincare ingredients to avoid

Baby sat on towel after bath time

Newborn | | Dr Alia Ahmed

Young skin is sensitive. It requires gentle skin care that won’t irritate or aggravate existing skin issues, and which also protects the skin barrier. Dermatologist, Dr Alia, shares the key ingredients you should avoid in your little one's skincare products.