eczema covid-19

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

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

Looking at how COVID-19 affects eczema sufferers

By |2020-07-13T14:51:05+00:00June 23rd, 2020|EOS News|

When the COVID-19 virus reached Europe, the government asked the UK's top health advisers to decide what groups were most at risk and how to best protect them. Professor Carsten Flohr, Chair in Dermatology and Population Health Science at St John's Institute of Dermatology, King’s College London, was one of the experts consulted for patients

Stress and the effect on children with eczema

By |2020-05-08T19:32:33+00:00May 4th, 2020|EOS News|

With COVID-19 dominating everyone's thoughts all day, and impacting every single area of life one of the most common side effects of lock down is the extra stress. These are unprecedented times with everyone worried about their job security, health of loved ones and how family members are coping. This combined with being asked to

Latest advice from the Scottish Government for people with eczema

By |2020-04-06T12:00:44+00:00April 6th, 2020|EOS News|

The Scottish Government has released advice and guidance for those with dermatological conditions including eczema during the COVID-19 pandemic. The advice is below, please note this is advice from the Scottish Government and only Scottish members should follow these guidelines.   Patient Information Leaflet - for people with dermatological conditions - updated 2 April 2020

Hand washing advice during COVID-19 pandemic

By |2020-03-28T15:02:53+00:00March 28th, 2020|EOS News|

Hand washing regularly is vital during the Coronovirus pandemic, but dermatologist Professor Sara Brown has shared important advice for people suffering from eczema. Sara said: "I wanted to highlight that washing hands with emollients or soap subs is not effective against Covid-19 so even eczema patients should use soap and then afterwards apply emollient. "They

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

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