Understanding Eczema
Types, Causes and Treatments


When either you or your child, or even both of you, have eczema, you will want to find out as much information as you can. Anything to improve the seemingly endless scratching and irritation that it causes.

There are many ways to help the situation. You can work out the causes which can make your symptoms worse.

You can also find the treatments best suited to you.

Everybody’s skin is different. People don’t have the same triggers, the same response to treatments or live with it in the same way.


Luckily this is not too much of an issue.

There are things you can do to figure out what is best for your skin.

Including working out what causes a flare up or which emollient is the most suitable one for you and your skin.

There is no known cure.

Fortunately there are a number of ways we can help to keep it under control.

If you are a parent the good news is that the majority of children grow out of it. Often before they get to their late teens.

I have lived with Eczema since I was a baby, in varying degrees.


It has taken me some time to work out my triggers and the best way for me to deal with a flare up. It has definitely been worth the effort.

It can seem ongoing. Though it will become easier the more information you have and the more you know about your eczema.

It can be a very misunderstood skin condition.

People can often be worried if it is contagious. And parents may ask 'if I had breastfed my child is it more unlikely they would have it?'.

This site will sort the facts out from the fiction, and help you to help your child and yourself.




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