Articles

This section contains articles about eczema and related conditions written by doctors, specialists, journalists and individuals from professional bodies and organisations.

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  • No benefit in using antibiotics in treatment of eczema study shows

    Estimates suggest that 40% of eczema flares are treated with topical antibiotics, however findings from a study led by Cardiff University suggest there is no real benefit...

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    Different types of hand eczema and treatment options

    Hand eczema (also known as contact dermatitis) is a common condition affecting up to 10% of the population. It results from a combination of factors, both internal (e.g. ...

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  • Emollient therapy for the treatment of eczema

    Skin needs its own natural oils to keep supple and moist, and to help prevent infection. When someone has eczema these natural oils are lacking, which makes the skin feel...

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    How people with eczema often have dairy allergies and how this can be managed

    Dairy is one of the most common food intolerance in people with eczema. However, embarking on a dairy free diet requires, above all, medical advice and guidance, together...

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  • Hand care and avoiding irritant substances

    There are an increasing number of people who suffer with eczema on their hands. A large proportion of them find that eczema is aggravated by contact with irritant substan...

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  • Wet wrapping & garments for the treatment of eczema

    Treatments for atopic eczema can vary depending on the severity of the condition. One of the most popular ways eczema can be controlled rapidly is through either dry or w...

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    Make up, cosmetics and paraben free products for people with eczema and contact allergies

    Cosmetics are hugely important in a woman’s life and it can be very difficult to find a product which will not aggravate skin which is prone to eczema. It can be ve...

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    Nappies and nappy care for babies with eczema

    A substantial proportion of babies with eczema do not get eczema in their nappy area. This is thought to be because of the humidity and the presence of urine which can ac...

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  • Choosing the right laundry products can help in managing eczema

    The enzymes present in a large proportion of washing powders and tablets are used to digest proteins and fats and remove stains. Any fabrics washed with biological produc...

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    Soap substitutes

    Normal healthy skin has potential of hydrogen (pH) range of 5.4-5.9. If you use a soap that contains a high Ph, it can cause an increase in the Ph on the skin, which in t...

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  • Exciting new research & treatments for those with eczema

    As winter is underway across the UK, many children and adults with eczema will find their skin feels itchier, drier and generally more uncomfortable. So it’s more i...

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    Staph aureus and how it can infect eczema

    Antibiotic-resistant superbugs are headline news. We are all familiar with the letters MRSA but perhaps not everyone knows that the SA stands for staphylococcus aureus. Y...

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