rich emollient used in the management of eczema, psoriasis and other dry skin conditions.

Tagged: eczema flares

Managing eczema while looking after children


Hi everyone! My name is Rebecca and I suffer from eczema. I have had eczema since I was a baby but I remember the first time I had a major break-out, I was about six years old and I missed … Continue reading


Winter skin and emollients


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Many people have naturally dry skin, and this can be made worse by cold weather, central heating at home and air conditioning at work. Dry skin is often rough and scaly, feels uncomfortable and tends to be itchy. Coping with … Continue reading


Alcohol and atopic eczema



  Some trigger factors for  acute atopic eczema flare-ups are easier to recognise than others. Those that are better known are stress, season, and allergies. Others include air-conditioning, sleep-overs, and drinking alcohol, for example. Alcoholic drinks like beer, spirits and wine … Continue reading


Stop the scraaaaatching!


These words will forever be ingrained in my mind! My nan would say this on a regular basis when I was a child. Although she meant it lovingly and said the scratching in a very exaggerated way, she even added … Continue reading


Antimicrobial Use Could End Misery Of Eczema Flare-Up For Millions Of Sufferers In The UK


The most common cause of a flare-up in atopic eczema is a bacterium known as Staphylococcus aureus. Despite growing scientific evidence that Staphylococcus aureus makes atopic eczema worse and hinders healing, a survey conducted by YouGov in August 2010 amongst … Continue reading


What causes flares of eczema in children?


A recent study* published in the British Journal of Dermatology has tried to answer this important question. The authors sought to identify which environmental factors might worsen eczema. They studied sixty children with eczema aged between 0 and 15 years … Continue reading