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,

Lucie, Marco and Antony’s story

By |2019-05-20T14:56:20+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Stories|

Antony was 3 months old when a red patch appeared on his cheek.  We were given some cream and told to keep an eye on it.  Little did we know this was just the start of countless prescriptions for creams, steroids and antibiotics over the coming months. We put the cream on but the

Victoria and Steven’s story

By |2021-04-26T11:57:34+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Stories|

In 2014, as we eagerly anticipated our much longed for baby, we were regularly offered the advice that 'nothing quite prepares you for parenthood'. Never a truer word said of parents of children plagued with the trio of eczema, asthma and allergies. In April 2014 we welcomed our son Steven.  He had breathing issues

Kirsty and Ruaridh’s story

By |2019-08-12T07:38:05+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Stories|

Nothing can prepare you for the sad and helpless way you feel when you experience your child scratching himself until he bleeds. You wonder why you couldn't have stopped him in time despite the numerous lotions and potions you have been covering him in, not to mention the scratch sleeves/mits etc but there's always

Successful EOS Family Learn & Share Day

By |2019-05-21T18:09:07+00:00March 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

We hosted our latest EOS Family Learn & Share Day on Saturday (16 March) at the City Art Centre in Edinburgh, with more than 100 people attending another successful event. These events allow families to come together to support each other, learn about latest treatment options, and provide an opportunity for kids to meet

Lots of School workshops!

By |2019-05-20T14:56:21+00:00February 20th, 2019|EOS News|

Over the past 6 months our Outreach worker has been travelling across Scotland delivering 37 eczema workshops in 21 primary schools! From Edinburgh to Aberlour and East Kilbride to Stornoway, our young members have taken on the challenge of helping their classmates learn what eczema is really like.   We offer workshops to children who

Skin creams can lead to fire deaths

By |2019-05-20T14:56:22+00:00December 18th, 2018|Eczema News|

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

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