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Featured Article | Eczema 101 | Conventional Treatments
There’s more information about baby eczema available on the web than anyone can hope to read in a lifetime so we have distilled our experience into 8 simple steps that will get you through the first few months of your baby’s eczema.
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Featured Article | Eczema 101 | Triggers
One of the first pieces of advice that any eczema parent hears is that they should identify any triggers for their little one’s eczema. But it doesn’t take long to realise that there are hundreds of possible triggers. How on earth do you go about finding the needle in the haystack? We’ve put together this simple guide to being an eczema detective to help you get started.
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Featured Article | Eczema 101 | Conventional Treatments
Looking after a scratchy baby can be stressful enough, without feeling like you are fighting the healthcare system on your eczema baby’s behalf. Understanding how the NHS intends to provide treatment for eczema babies can really help in getting the right treatment for your baby’s eczema.
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Featured Article | Alternative Treatments
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.
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Featured Article | Eating Well | Eczema & Food
Eating is a vital part of children’s growth and development and ensuring the correct consumption of nutrients is essential. Unfortunately, this can be more of a challenge for children who suffer from eczema as around 30% of eczema sufferers also have some sort of food allergy. While there is plenty of advice about what not to feed your eczema child, there is far less information available about what foods and nutrients parents can feed their little ones to help manage eczema. ScratchSleeves gives you the low down on the best foods for your children to help ensure a more manageable experience of eczema…
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Featured Article | Laundry & Clothing
The skin is in direct contact with both clothing and the inevitable detergent residues that it is holding. Making sure both the clothing and laundry residues are well tolerated is key to managing eczema flare-up and maintaining the skin between them. We look at what to look for when buying clothes for your eczema child and how to keep clothes clean and looking good without irritating their skin.
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Featured Article | Sleep & Scratching
Ask any eczema parent which part of their child’s eczema they find hardest to deal with and the answer will invariably be sleep, or rather lack of it. Childhood eczema and the associated itching and scratching commonly affects the sleep of the whole family. A survey conducted by the National Eczema Association in the US found that 60% of eczema parents are waking up more than twice a night to provide care1. We look at the importance of sleep and how to minimise the eczema itch and inevitable scratching that disturbs it.
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Featured Article | Triggers | Bathing & Washing