Hopefully Sophie won't get an eczema flare-up when we're on holiday next week, but here is some advice from Oilatum to help keep the scratching at bay :
To help parents cope with their child’s eczema try Oilatum Junior‘s ‘Take Control Tips’;
The first line treatment for eczema is the use of emollients. On holiday it’s important to stick to your emollient routine as your child may be more likely to come into contact with irritants and allergens that they don’t usually encounter at home.
Avoid ordinary soaps or bubble baths as they can make eczema worse; use a soap substitute instead to cleanse the skin.
Oilatum Junior Bath Additive will help soothe your child’s skin, helping to keep it clean and hydrated without drying.
Emollient creams should be applied as liberally and frequently as possible4. Oilatum Junior Cream will help lock in the skin’s moisture, prevent the skin from further drying and help stop irritants from penetrating the skin.
To avoid irritation, cream should be smoothed onto the skin in the direction of the hair growth, and not rubbed in.
Always use clean, dry hands to apply emollient cream.
Oilatum Junior Cream comes in a handy 150ml flip top tube; perfect for school satchels and hand bags priced from £5.49. A larger 350ml pump is available from £7.49. Oilatum Junior Bath Additive is available in two pack sizes: £4.95 for 150ml, £8.95 for 300ml. Available from all good pharmacies and selected supermarkets. Oilatum Junior Cream contains light liquid paraffin and white soft paraffin, and Oilatum Junior Bath Additive contains light liquid paraffin. Always read the label.
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