Eczema News

SPACE – Support Programme for Adolescents with Chronic Eczema

By |2020-01-14T15:35:15+00:00January 9th, 2020|Eczema News, EOS News|

Being a teenager can be difficult and having a chronic skin condition that can cause stress, embarrassment and pain can make the teen years even more testing. Teenagers and young people with eczema can feel excluded and embarrassed over how their skin looks and chronic eczema can feel very isolating. However a new scheme from

Why you should use emollient every single day

By |2019-11-25T15:30:06+00:00November 25th, 2019|Eczema News, EOS News|

Eczema skin needs emollients every single day - without exception. It is vital to keep the skin moisturised and provide a barrier. Eczema skin has a shortage of fats and oils surrounding the skin cells, the cells shrink which forms cracks and allows moisture to escape and irritants to enter. The skin reacts, causing redness

NHS England – issues with accessing eczema treatments

By |2019-07-25T12:14:19+00:00July 16th, 2019|Eczema News|

NHS England have made changes to items that can be routinely prescribed in primary care and it has impacted some eczema treatments.  In particular we’ve heard from families now struggling to get emollients, bath/shower emollient and silk garments on prescription.  If this has happened to you, and your child’s eczema has suffered as a result,

Skin creams can lead to fire deaths

By |2019-05-20T14:56:22+00:00December 18th, 2018|Eczema News|

People who use emollient creams to treat dry and itchy skin conditions are being warned they can build up in fabrics and cause them to catch fire more easily. The medicines regulator says clear warnings on product packaging is needed to alert consumers. The MHRA says it has heard of more than 50 such

Bath additives for child eczema ineffective, study finds

By |2019-05-20T14:56:22+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Eczema News|

Bath oils used to help treat eczema in children offer no meaningful benefit as part of their care, a trial has found. Emollient bath additives are estimated to make up as much as a third of the cost of treating eczema in the UK. Read the article here.

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