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Factors That Might Affect Eczema

Allergy...

Allergy

This factsheet asks what an allergy is, who is susceptible to them and what can cause an allergic reaction? It goes on to consider if allergies can be prevented and they can be treated.

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Diet & Eczema in Children...

Diet & Eczema in Children

This factsheet looks at why eczema may be affected by diet, how diet can be used in the management of eczema, and the prevention of eczema by using diet.

Just some of the topics covered include: how food triggers eczema, testing and diagnosis and which common foods can trigger eczema.

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Eczema and the Sun...

Eczema and the Sun

This factsheet details the importance to those with eczema of protecting your skin from the damaging effects of the sun.  Choosing the right sunscreen, avoiding irritation and tips to control temperature are all areas discussed, together with a list of ingredients that can cause problems for people with eczema.

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Immunisation and Eczema...

Immunisation and Eczema

Following a brief overview of immunisation, this factsheet focuses on safety concerns that adults with eczema or parents of children with eczema may have around immunisation: in particular, whether immunisation can cause eczema or make pre-existing eczema worse, potential allergic reactions and contraindications for people receiving certain types of eczema treatments.

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Swimming...

Swimming

This factsheet examines swimming with eczema.  Swimming is a vitally important life skill and an enjoyable family activity. No child with eczema should be excluded from learning to swim. In addition to being a very important skill to master, swimming is a reasonably skin-friendly form of exercise as it doesn’t involve getting too hot and sweaty (and therefore itchy). 

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