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Download Factsheets - Factors

Factsheets on factors and triggers that can affect eczema. Click on each heading to download a pdf. You will find more information about trigger factors in our booklets.


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.

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.

Eczema and the Sun

This factsheet details the importance to those with eczema of protecting your skin from the damaging effects of the sun and lists the different ingredients used in sun screen products that can cause problems for people with eczema.

Immunisation and Eczema

This factsheet focuses on 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. 


Most people with eczema should still be able to enjoy swimming provided they follow a few general precautions.

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