A baby’s skin

Bringing home a newborn baby brings with it many emotions – excitement, fear apprehension. These emotions are natural. After all your new bundle of joy is totally dependent on you and you want to do everything right so that your baby can have the best.

Baby Eczema – Helpful Tips

The incidence of eczema is on the rise, with more and more children being born with the condition every day. The rise can almost certainty be attributed to aspects of our modern way of life, such as more pollution, processed foods and more chemicals and irritants all around us.

Soap and Eczema

It has long been accepted that soap and eczema do not go together. Soap dries the skin depleting it of its natural oils. Soap often contains perfumes which may also cause an allergic reaction.

Honey Emollients & Infants

As a general rule children under the age of 12 months should not ingest raw honey. This is because honey may contain clostridium botulism spores. The spores do not germinate in the acidic adult digestive system, but may…

Dyshidrotic Eczema – Palms & Soles

Dyshidrotic eczema or Pompholyx is an intensely itchy form of eczema that appears as fluid filled vesicles (blisters) on the fingers, palms of the hands and soles of the feet. The cause of Dyshidrotic eczema is unclear however there are known factors that may trigger or worsen the condition.  Stress, atopic characteristics and prolonged exposure […]

Treating Eczema With Sorbolene

Sorbolene is a non-irritating, odourless, all-purpose cream consisting mainly of purified water, paraffin and glycerin. It is a popular moisturiser because it is inexpensive and has many uses.  It is a handy alternative to soap and makes an ideal make-up remover.  Being a pure moisturiser that is lipid free and non-alkaline makes sorbolene ideal for […]

Increased Eczema Down South

Children living in our Southern States are more prone to develop eczema and food allergies than children living in the North of Australia. The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has carried out a study of 7600 Australians and have found that children living in the southern parts of the country were more likely to develop eczema […]

Treating Eczema and Psoriasis in Style

I, like many girls grew up reading Jane Austen novels where the spas in Bath were the place to be, especially if you were sickly.  It’s not just a romantic dream.  Over the centuries natural spas or hot springs have become well known for their therapeutic benefits. Spas are widely renowned for exfoliating the skin, […]

Coping With Eczema During Summer

Children love to play and run around outside, especially in the warmer weather when the sun is out and everything feels fresh and alive. And what better way for our children to spend their days. Unfortunately for some the summer months are a time of increased discomfort when their skin becomes extra prone to developing […]

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