Eczema News

What is the true impact of eczema? New report launched today.

By |2022-03-08T15:54:09+00:00March 8th, 2022|Eczema News, EOS News|

We are thrilled the to launch our new report: ‘Time for Change in the UK: The true impact of eczema and the experiences of children, young people and their families in managing the condition’. This report has been written and funded by Sanofi Genzyme in collaboration with Eczema Outreach Support (EOS), who work to support

Topical Steroid Withdrawal

By |2022-01-28T09:16:19+00:00January 27th, 2022|Eczema News|

Topical corticosteroids (also known as topical steroids) are often used to treat eczema and come in several forms including creams, ointments and lotions. Like many treatments, they can have side effects and some people are concerned about using them.  In response to concerns, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Commission on

Celebrating Easter with an eczema prone child

By |2021-04-01T09:09:47+00:00April 1st, 2021|Eczema News|

This weekend marks Easter, a time for celebrating the change in season and eating lots of chocolate. But if you have a child with eczema, Easter can be tricky to navigate. For some, food intolerances and allergies can trigger flare ups, milk chocolate and eggs being some common allergens. Those celebrating Easter will be doing

Could you help with research into phototherapy?

By |2020-11-09T14:50:47+00:00November 9th, 2020|Eczema News|

Has your child been offered phototherapy as treatment for eczema? You could help research by taking part in this important survey on phototherapy and your experiences with it. Even if you were offered the treatment but decided against it, you can still share your views on why you reached that conclusion. The research is being

Eczema under the microscope

By |2020-10-06T09:25:15+00:00October 5th, 2020|Eczema News, EOS News|

When you are struggling to manage your child's eczema, trying different treatments and not getting the results you want can be frustrating. However, there is a lot of research happening in the world of eczema. The goal is to find out ways to better manage mild to moderate eczema, develop better treatments for severe eczema but also understand the root causes of eczema, in the

Hand washing at school when your child has eczema

By |2020-09-01T10:09:31+00:00September 1st, 2020|Eczema News, EOS News|

Now the new school term has started after a long break, children will be needing to get used to the new normal. Kids may be nervous, excited or apprehensive about returning to the classroom but for those with eczema, the new rules in place may aggravate their skin condition. School pupils will still be encouraged

New fire warnings to be on all emollient packaging

By |2020-07-30T14:29:00+00:00July 30th, 2020|Eczema News|

All emollients must now carry a new fire warning label - but don't let this put you off using the creams or ointments if your child has eczema and needs them. The Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has introduced the labelling on all emollients, including paraffin- and non-paraffin-based products. This is because material

Face masks for COVID-19 and eczema

By |2020-07-15T10:29:02+00:00July 15th, 2020|Eczema News|

Face coverings are now recommended for use every time you enter a shop or travel on public transport to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While there is no doubt this will help to keep shoppers and workers safe, for people with eczema, this is yet another possible trigger for a flare up. Often masks are

Helping deal with COVID-19 for children with eczema

By |2020-03-23T16:57:40+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Eczema News|

COVID-19 has reached pandemic stage and as a result all UK schools are closed as well as social spaces like restaurants, museums, cinemas and soft play centres. These measures have never been seen in the UK before and there is a chance your child - and yourself - are panicking over the thought of home

Latest COVID-19 information from the British Association of Dermatologists

By |2020-03-16T09:53:22+00:00March 16th, 2020|Eczema News|

The British Association of Dermatologist has released advice for people on immunosuppressants and biologic drugs regarding the COVID-19 virus. The information is published below.   The British Association of Dermatologists The BAD knows that national guidelines on this are being urgently produced. In the meantime, many people have been contacting us asking for advice, so

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