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Using hydrocortisone creams for childhood eczema: Are topical corticosteriods safe?

Looking at the conversations on parenting forums, it’s clear that many parents have concerns over using prescribed hydrocortisone cream and other topical corticosteroids (TCS) in managing their child’s eczema. In fact there is much anxiety around the use of TCS, that doctors have a term for it: ‘steroid phobia’. As result of this phobia, lots of children are under-treated resulting in longer flare ups and increased complications such as infections. So, to address this very real fear and combat under-treatment we have teamed up with Dr Sam Hunt, consultant dermatologist at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, to look at the research into the safety of these creams and how best to use them. Read More

Eczema Friendly Baby Wipes? Ingredients to watch out for and practical alternatives

The myriad of baby wipe brands now available makes it hard for parents to choose the best product for their child at the best of times, but it’s even more difficult when you have a child with eczema. In this article we look at what goes into baby wipes and help you choose products which are less likely to aggravate your child’s eczema. If ready-made brands prove unsuitable, we show you how easy it is to make your own eczema friendly baby wipes using natural cleansers and moisturisers and look at alternative ways to keep your little ones fresh and clean. Read More