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Blog: Medical

Baby eczema triggers #6: Teething

Teething is a well known trigger for flare-ups in pre-existing baby eczema. If your baby’s eczema has a sudden, unexpected flare-up it’s worth trying to figure out if they are teething. Read More

Natural Remedies for Baby Eczema: Which Ones Work? A Review of the Evidence

We know from experience that watching your child suffer the constant itch and irritation of baby eczema is frustrating. It doesn't help when you feel there is little you can do to make the itch go away and while the the doctors have a cupboard full of conventional remedies, they don't always work as quickly, or well as we parents would like. A combination of natural remedies and the prescriptions from our doctor really helped us to control our kids' scratching, especially during the all to frequent flare-ups. To make sure we were really helping our son we did some research into which traditional and other natural remedies for baby eczema actually make a difference. Read More

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

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