eczema news

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

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

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;

Looking after your eczema at Xmas

By |2019-12-09T14:48:54+00:00December 9th, 2019|EOS News|

Christmas can be a tricky timeĀ  for eczema sufferers with lots of triggers at this time of year. Christmas jumpers are more popular than ever, with designs featuring tinsel and flashing reindeer noses. Often these jumpers are made from synthetic material that can be itchy for sensitive skin, choose pure cotton fabrics and ones without

Our member Lewis is a superstar!

By |2019-08-28T11:07:06+00:00August 24th, 2019|EOS News, Publicity|

An EOS member from Wales has been making a splash in the national media, sharing his eczema journey. 10-year-old Lewis Macdonald has had eczema since he was a baby and still suffers from flare ups and itchy skin that affect his daily life. The family spoke about their struggles with dealing with eczema and

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