According to the World Health Organization, more that 230 million people globally have atopic eczema.
We at Mum & You understand that eczema can be difficult to soothe and manage with a little one who doesn’t necessarily understand why they are feeling so uncomfortable. Below we have included a list of resources including helplines, social media accounts and products that are kind to sensitive skin that we hope will ease the pain of eczema – for you, and for your baby.
What is atopic eczema?
According to the Skin Support Organization “Atopic eczema is a very common skin condition due to skin inflammation. It may start at any age, but the onset is often in childhood. 1 in every 5 children in the UK is affected by eczema at some stage. It may also start later in life in people who did not have AE as a child.
The term ‘atopic’ is used to describe a group of conditions, which include asthma, eczema and hay-fever and food allergy. These conditions are all linked by an increased activity of the allergy side of the body’s immune system. ‘Eczema’ is a term which comes from the Greek word ‘to boil’ and is used to describe red, dry, itchy skin which can sometimes become weeping, blistered, crusted, scaling and thickened.”
Eczema can be painful and frustrating for you and your little one, but there are many resources that are aimed at families to support you and remind you that you’re not the only one!
Helplines, Websites & Support
- Registered charity with a free & confidential helpline.
- Offers advice on triggers and treatments as well as local eczema support groups.
- Registered charity based in Scotland but provides support all over the UK.
- Free membership which offers one to one support and a closed Facebook group
- FAQ’s and shares stories of having children with eczema.
Social Media Support Accounts
- UK charity for everyone affected by eczema.
- Charity supporting families and young people with the day-to-day challenges of eczema
Experiencing sore, chapped lips and dry flaky skin on our face is often a painful result of harsh weather during the autumn and winter months. It can affect the whole family, but it is especially frustrating when our little ones suffer. That’s why we created our bestselling Face The Day Stick.
Creating gentle products with no unnecessary nasties that can trigger eczema flare-ups is something we’re passionate about and we only create products that we would find convenient and gentle enough to use on our own children. Our Face The Day Stick is compromised of 99% naturally derived ingredients that can help to soothe and restore dry skin and chapped lips . It is kind and suitable for sensitive and eczema-prone skin. As its a stick, its super easy to use on wriggly babies or applying on sore skin and there’s no need to touch their skin with your hands, you can just gently apply like you would a lip balm in a chapstick.
How does this particular combination of ingredients help to soothe dry skin?
Sunflower oil | Rich in Vitamin A & E, sunflower oil acts as a natural moisturiser, helping to treat dry & sensitive skin.
Coconut oil | Helps to create a caring, hydrating layer when applied to the skin.
Beeswax | Heals and softens the skin, and has an antibacterial action, helping to prevent infection.
Shea butter | Ideal for softening and soothing the skin, shea butter also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties.
“Couldn’t be without now! Completely sorted out the excema my son gets on his face and has prevented it from getting bad again. Has helped with my baby’s dribble rash and again is a wonderful preventor… You get plenty in the tube and don’t need to use an awful lot either so I imagine this lasting us a while. Smells really lovely too not overpowering at all just a lovely subtle sweet baby smell! Have recommended to other mum’s who have said this helped with wind rash, baby dribble and children who lick the skin around their lips. Would absolutely buy again.” – Jade Spencer
“My little suffers really badly with eczema on his cheeks and chin, we’ve tried so many different creams. This stick has genuinely worked wonders & the improvement in just one weeks has been incredible! Excellent product & would highly recommend.” – Jo B
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