Eczema News

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

Biologic drug approved for use in teens in England, Scotland and Wales

By |2020-02-06T09:49:50+00:00February 6th, 2020|Eczema News, EOS News|

A new biologic drug has been approved to be prescribed to adolescents with severe eczema - giving hope to those for whom other treatments have been unsuccessful or unsuitable. Dupilumab has now been approved by the regulating authorities in England, Scotland and Wales and is the first biologic drug to be licenced for young people;

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,

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