Tattoos And Eczema

Tattoos have been around for thousands of years but a huge trend has occurred in recent years with many teens opting for the age old tradition.  Indeed it seems everywhere you look is another person covered in tattoos. The big questions for people with eczema are: •    will a tattoo hide my eczema? •    will […]

Food Colourings

(Direct extract from The Eczema Diet by Karen Fischer) If you’ve ever eaten food at a children’s party, chances are you have ingested dozens of artificial food colourings known to exacerbate eczema.  And it’s not just brightly coloured party food, either.  Regular breakfast cereal, yoghurt and margarines contain colourings that can trigger a range of […]

Plaque Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common, chronic, inflammatory skin condition. Although the skin is the only visible area affected the condition actually affects the immune system which is responsible for protecting the body from infections and diseases. There are five types of psoriasis but the most common is plaque psoriasis which affects 80 – 90% of people […]

Swimmer’s Nightmare

Swimming is a part of being Australian.  As a parent, you would know that going swimming can be a troublesome experience for a child who has eczema. It is however, a pity for your child to miss out on the fun and benefits of swimming, just because they have eczema. So, what can you do? […]

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.

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 […]

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