Dr. Carla Stanton
Completed her UK Medical training in 2005 at the University of Nottingham.
9 years after qualifying, she went on to study at the world-renowned Dermatology Department at the University of Cardiff where she was awarded a Distinction Grade in Practical Dermatology.
Practices medicine in North of London, UK.
What does being a dermatologist mean to you?
Being a lifelong sufferer of eczema from the age of 3 months, diseases of the skin and particularly eczema have always fascinated me. Not only the clues they give us as to what is really going on inside our bodies, but also the huge psychological impact of skin conditions which are often grossly underestimated.
Why is spreading Red Skin Syndrome/Topical steroid addiction knowledge important to you?
This all-consuming condition unfortunately remains grossly misunderstood and misrepresented. I myself, still have much to learn about the impact of this condition. I believe that the key to any healing is in taking ownership of our health first, by acquiring knowledge about ourselves and our conditions. I believe this is the ultimate self-empowerment, and why learning and sharing accurate knowledge about TSW is so important for us all.
Any advice you have for patients?
Never lose hope. If you want to master your condition, study it and keep an open mind – you never know where the next unexpected lesson will come from! Surrounding yourself with people who support and believe in you, and living your life on your terms is one of the most important things you can ever do for your health.
What are your hobbies outside of work?
I love salsa dancing, music, zumba and do the odd triathlon. I’m currently training for a marathon for spring 2017.
What would you be if you weren’t a doctor?
Great question! I’d be a Vet for exotic animals on site in the Savanna. I love the idea of adventure in the great outdoors and helping and sustaining the ecosystems for these beautiful creatures. (Unfortunately since animal dander flared up my eczema as a child – so this was always a no go from the start!)