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Bleach Bathing for Eczema

While bleach bathes can sound a bit drastic to the new eczema parent, they are actually not that different from taking your child to swim in a chlorinated pool. The chlorinated water kills bacteria on the skin, controlling skin infections that can make eczema even more itchy. Our simple guide takes you through when bleach […]

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Avoiding baby eczema triggers #2: Bathtime

Bathtime should be a relaxing and fun time when babies can bask in Mum and Dad’s undivided attention before bedtime. However, for eczema babies (and their parents) it can be one of the most stressful parts of the day. While it can be tempting to skip the bath, bathing is really important in keeping eczema skin as healthy as possible. Also having a consistent bedtime routine really does help little ones drop off to sleep more easily. And where sleeping is concerned, a baby eczema sufferer needs all the help he can get.

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Hand washing and eczema

Sensitive skin often doesn’t take kindly to regular hand washing and sanitizing. Both hand soap and alcohol, the active ingredient in sanitisers, strip the natural oils from the skin’s surface along with the dirt. It doesn’t take long for sensitive skin to become dry, sore and prone to cracking. We share our top tips and

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Bath-time fun for eczema kids: Top tips for scratch-free bathing

Bath-time should be a time of gentle fun when children can wind-down ready for bed. But for the parents of eczema children, bath-time can be one of the most stressful times of the day when their itchy little one has free access to scratch at unprotected skin. There’s also the disappointment of not being able to have bubbles in the bath, especially as children realise that there are fun bath products with their favourite character on available on the supermarket shelves (at their height, of course). Our tops tips should help make an eczema-friendly bath-time fun and stress-free.

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