Parenting + Eczema: The ScratchSleeves Blog

This blog is about the day to day challenges of living with an eczema baby or child. Parenting an eczema child is much like parenting any other child – but some things are that little bit more complicated.

Parenting + Eczema shares our experience of bringing up a scratchy eczema baby. We hope that it will help you to enjoy the good stuff and avoid some of the pit-falls. As eczema is such a variable condition, we have also found some lovely guest bloggers to share their unique experience and expertise.

Alternative Eczema Remedies # 1: Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has been used for thousands of years and for many different ailments: from mouthwash to moisturiser! Recent research into its effectiveness has resulted in it becoming increasingly popular as an alternative remedy for treating eczema. One of the great attractions of coconut oil is its natural origin – but can it really be that good? The ScratchSleeves team delve into how coconut oil treats eczema, how to use it and the many other advantages. Read More

A Beginner’s Guide to Dairy Free Cooking for Eczema Babies and Kids

Dairy allergies are a common trigger from eczema in babies, children and adults. In some cases, eczema can largely controlled through avoiding milk. Allergic reactions, including eczema and asthma are associated with milk proteins rather than the lactose content (which can cause digestive problems - dairy intolerance). Some eczema children are able to use goat’s milk, whereas others are allergic all milks so it’s worthwhile excluding all milk and milk products in the first instance. Read More

Stress and the links with childhood eczema

We know only too well how stressful it can be to watch little ones suffer with scratchy, inflamed skin. That’s why we were particularly interested to read the National Eczema Society’s recent article about the impact of stress on eczema. Read More

Using Aloe Vera for Eczema: Alternative Remedies #2

Aloe vera is often touted as being a ‘miracle cure’ for eczema but does it really work? The ScratchSleeves team have been digging into the scientific research to bring you the ultimate fact based guide on using aloe vera for eczema children. Read More