NHS England is currently consulting on new guidance identifying items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care. These items include two Dermatology items impacting people with eczema: silk garments and bath and shower preparations. The guidance sets out these items will no longer be prescribed for eczema sufferers and if you already
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 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.