Tag Archives: eczema

Moisturisers Key To Managing Eczema Cycle

What is eczema? Eczema is one of the most common skin conditions. It is also called dermatitis and simply means inflamed skin. Eczema can occur at any time although it is very common in children and babies. Childhood eczema frequently occurs in the body creases and is called “atopic dermatitis”. Adults often develop eczema on […]

Laundry Detergent, Fabric Softener and Eczema

Laundry detergents and fabric softeners are chemical products for washing and softening clothes. However, they do accumulate in clothes with repeated washes. The chemicals in these washing products are then slowly released. When they come in contact with the skin, these chemicals behave as irritants and can worsen eczema symptoms. These chemical agents can trigger […]

Possible Causes of Allergic Reaction on Your Skin

What Does Allergic Reaction Mean? An allergic reaction is sensitivity to something you’ve eaten, inhaled, or touched. That “something” you’re allergic to is called an allergen. Your body interprets the allergen as foreign or harmful, and attacks as a form of protection. You can have an allergic reaction on any part of your body. The […]

‘Good bacteria’ during pregnancy may ward off eczema: study

By Genevra Pittman, Reuters, 25 October 2012 (Reuters) – Babies were less likely to get the itchy skin rash eczema when their mothers took probiotics during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, according to a study from Finland. Researchers said it’s possible that probiotics – which are thought to help balance bacteria populations in the gut and prevent […]

Childhood eczema

Eczema symptoms The symptoms of eczema are dry, red, itchy patches on the skin that can become infected if they are constantly scratched. The skin may thicken if the eczema persists. Eczema on young babies often first appears on the cheeks and then spreads to knees and elbows. As children get older it develops on […]