Blog: Seasonal: Eczema Just Keeps Changing…

Choosing an Insect Repellent for Eczema Children

Most parents of children with eczema are understandably wary about putting anything on the skin, sticking to tried and trusted shampoos, soaps and emollients only. However, when the summer insects are on the move here in the UK, or you’re going on holiday where there may be mosquitos, you will probably have no choice but to use an insect repellent. In this article, we explore the issue of insect repellents for children with eczema. We also and look at ways to keep your child bite-free without having to use a chemical on their skin. Read More

Allergy friendly, FreeFrom Easter Eggs: Tried and Tested

The problem with buying FreeFrom products is that you never quite know how they are going to taste. Especially if one the main ingredients has been substituted. Some products are really good and others are not so great. And who wants to be disappointed with their annual Easter Egg? The ScratchSleeves team have rolled up their sleeves and tested 8 of the 2017 FreeFrom Easter Eggs. It was a hard job but someone had to do it! Read More

Eczema triggers #5 – Mould

As the parent of an eczema child you know that all sorts of things can trigger a flare up. Toiletries, cleaning products, animal dander, washing powders...the list goes on and on. What, however, about the environment in your home? It is widely recognised that house dust mites can worsen eczema and other skin conditions, but there is another allergen lurking in your house that you might not even be aware of... mould. Read More