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Growing up with Eczema: Milestones and Life Stages

Having a child with eczema lays another layer of complexity over parenthood. It can affect everything from whether one parent chooses to go back to work, to starting nursery or school. The vast majority of babies with eczema will grow out of it at some point, but it may well flare up again during puberty or at times of stress. We look at how childhood eczema can affect the milestones of growing up.

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Coping with Eczema – The Importance of Building Resilience

When thinking about how best to help your child to manage their eczema, there are two sides to the story.  First, there are the physical symptoms – the itchy, red, raw skin and the challenge you have in preventing and managing flare-ups.  Secondly, there are the emotional symptoms and, in particular, the feelings of self-consciousness about looking different, which

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Nits, Noses and Nasties

Pregnancy, in my opinion, is one of the greatest preparations for the grimmer elements of parenting. Morning sickness gets us used to vomit. Which is just as well as your clothes, sofa, rug and in my case even cat, will get covered in it. A lot. Having to discuss all your bodily functions with the

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How To Prepare For Starting School When Your Child Has Eczema: A Parent’s Guide

Starting a new school is already a stressful time and, while they may seem excited, there will understandably be nerves surrounding making new friends, fitting in and making a good impression in lessons. Unfortunately for children and parents alike, it is even more daunting starting school when your child has eczema.

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Disposable or re-usable nappies? What’s best for a child with eczema?

The idea for ScratchSleeves was borne from the despair of watching our kids suffer horribly with eczema.  Eczema mittens and clothes which stop scratching can play a massive role in helping to manage the condition.  However, there’s one area where Scratchsleeves simply cannot help – bottoms! Eczema outbreaks on bottoms and in the genital region are perhaps

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