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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 allergies and what can cause an allergic reaction. It goes on to consider if allergies can be prevented and how they can be treated.

Diet and eczema in children

This factsheet covers the relationship between food and eczema, different types of food allergy testing, maternal diet in pregnancy, breastfeeding, weaning, different types of milk and vitamin supplements.

Eczema and swimming

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

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. 

Infections and eczema

Skin infections are common in people with eczema. This factsheet describes different bacterial, fungal and viral infections and practical steps you can take to minimise your chances of developing them.

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