We know from experience that watching your child suffer the constant itch and irritation of baby eczema is frustrating. It doesn’t help when you feel there is little you can do to make the itch go away and while the doctors have a cupboard full of conventional remedies, they don’t always work as quickly, or well as we parents would like.
Coconut oil has been used for thousands of years and for many different ailments: from mouthwash to moisturiser! Recent research into coconut oil’s effectiveness has resulted in it becoming increasingly popular as an alternative remedy for treating eczema.
Honey is well-known as a treatment for sore throats, wounds and infections, due to compounds it contains that kill bacteria. Manuka honey, in particular, is used in licensed wound dressings in the UK. However, value of it in the treatment of childhood eczema is yet to be proved. That said, there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence
Eczema is one of those horrible conditions where there is no single treatment that works for everybody. Annoying as it is, you will probably have to try lots of different things – ruling out particular foods, washing powders, and fabric types – before you find the best way to prevent or alleviate the symptoms of
Unfortunately, eczema is a condition where there is no one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. This makes it particularly frustrating to parents who simply want to alleviate the horrible eczema symptoms which cause so much suffering for itchy children. You may be lucky and find an effective treatment the first time you visit the doctor. However, it’s
Having realised back that shop bought soap was aggravating the family’s eczema, Grandma ScratchSleeves started making her own soap. Over the years her recipe has evolved to use coconut oil and, when it’s in season, lavender from the garden. Both of these ingredients have been used for centuries to heal sore skin, and this soap
There is plenty of anecdotal evidence from parents about improvements in atopic eczema after swimming in the sea. This is consistent with our family’s experience. Grandma ScratchSleeves is sure that her childhood eczema improved after the annual week at the beach. So can eczema be improved by swimming in the sea? And is it possible to get
We all know the benefits of a good bedtime routine. For a child with eczema a structured approach to getting ready to sleep is particularly important. It is never easy for kids or adults to sleep well with the incessant eczema itch. While your child’s current routine may consist of soothing baths, moisturising emollients and
Any parent of a child with eczema knows the horrible, helpless and heart wrenching feeling of watching your little one suffer. While any traditional treatments such as emollients and cortisone creams prescribed by a medical professional should be applied as directed, it is perfectly understandable that desperate and worried parents are likely to research other supplementary options in
Like many eczema kids, our 5 year old hates having eczema creams applied. We have tried all sorts of things to persuade her that they aren’t so bad: from explanations and sticker charts, iPad apps and bribes… One of the few things that have had her accepting creams happily for more than a couple of