The Society produces a wide range of useful factsheets on managing and treating eczema which can be downloaded as PDF below.
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Treatments for Eczema
What Azathioprine is, how it works, when it is used and side effects.
What Ciclosporin is, what effect is has on eczema, how it’s used and potential side effects.
Examines how complementary medicine can be used to treat eczema.
An explanation of emollients and how to use them.
A list of emollient products.
What it is and how it’s done. Type of things tested, common allergens and pitfalls.
What pimecrolimus cream is and how the drug works.
What Tacrolimus is and how it works when treating eczema
Topical steroids, their different strengths and how to use them.
Types of Eczema
What causes atopic eczema, how it is treated and what you can do to make your child more comfortable.
Who gets it, what causes it and how it can be treated.
Examines the different types of eczema that affect the ear.
Skin tends to become drier as we get older, which can lead to roughness and scaling, and cause itching. If it is allowed to become too dry it may become cracked, so the first line of defence is to keep the skin moistened.
What is varicose eczema and how it can be treated to stop ulcers developing.
If you experience genital irritation, it is better to seek medical help than to self-medicate with various products, since some over-the-counter products contain potentially irritant ingredients.
Hand eczema is one of the most common types of eczema (also referred to as dermatitis). It mainly affects the palms but can also affect other parts of the hand. The main symptom is an itchy, lumpy rash but other symptoms may include cracking, soreness and irritation and, in some cases, blisters may develop. The fingers may become quite swollen. The skin is generally dry, scaly and thickened.
Who gets nickel allergy and what causes it?
What is Pompholyx eczema and how it can be managed.
Examines the causes and treatments of this type of eczema in babies.
Who gets it? What does it look like? How is it diagnosed and treated?
An examination of the types and treatments of facial eczema.
Factors that might affect Eczema
There are a number of eye diseases, which though not specifically caused by allergy, are seen more commonly in those patients with eczema and related conditions.
What is an allergy? Who gets them? What is an allergic response?
It has been known for many years that what children eat may have an effect on their eczema. It is, however, only in the last ten to fifteen years that the reason why food may trigger eczema has been better understood.
House dust mites are tiny relatives of spiders and ticks which love to live in warm, damp places and are presented in all our homes. It’s not the mites themselves that cause problems but their droppings, which can cause problems for people who are atopic.
What is immunisation and is it really necessary? Can it cause eczema?
This factsheet explains the relationship between infection and eczema. Causes of infection and details of treatment are fully covered.
Ways of protecting the skin from exposure to sun.
Sunscreens and their ingredients.
Most people with eczema should still be able to enjoy swimming provided they follow a few general precautions.
A guide to the range of cotton & silk goods stockists known to the National Eczema Society.
Practical advice on vacuum cleaners and bedding.
General guidance about fabric detergents and eczema.
All our medical information is reviewed by either Dermatologists, GPs with a special interest in eczema or dermatology nurses.