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Eczema

Description

Eczema is a condition that causes the skin to become inflamed (red), sore and itchy. It may be dry or it can weep. Eczema often runs in families, but many children do grow out of it. In some cases, eczema can cause much disruption to the daily routine.

If you are worried about the condition of your skin, ask our pharmacist for advice.

Our Advice
  • Constant use of emollients such as unscented creams and bath oils is the best prevention of an eczema flare-up.
  • Treat the flare-up as soon as you can, ask our pharmacist for the best product for you or your child.
  • Synthetic clothing e.g. polyester and elastane worsen eczema. Try to wear cotton clothing.
  • Avoid the use of soap. Use aqueous cream as a soap substitute.
  • Avoid perfumed products and cosmetics and use a non-biological washing powder.
  • Lanolin and wool fat can worsen some people's eczema.
  • Avoid physical contact with any trigger factors, e.g. pets, washing up liquid.
  • At times of high anxiety eczema usually flares up.