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Eczema

The term eczema is applied to a range of persistent skin conditions symptoms of which include. dryness of the skin and uncomfortable persistent skin rashes characterized by redness, swealling, dryness, itching, flaking, blistering and even bleeding of the skin in affected areas.

What is Atopic Dermatitis?

People often ask us the question - What is atopic dermatitis? Many people don’t realise that atopic dermatitis is a type of eczema also known as atopic eczema Atopic dermatitis is actually the most common type of eczema which causes scaly, itchy rashes.  The rash actually comes from intensive itching and scratching of the skin which is why this skin condition is often referred to as the itch that rashes and not the rash that itches. So, what is atopic dermatitis and who does it … [Read more...]

Summer Tips for Baby Eczema

As a parent you know how the hot weather can really affect your baby’s eczema, making the poor baby itchy, uncomfortable and something no-one wants; irritable. An eczema baby needs to be kept cool at all times, which can be really tricky, we know! However we have a few Summer Tips for Baby Eczema to help you through the hot weather. Keep in the shade When you are outside, always keep in the shade where possible.  If this is not possible, place shades on the buggy or use umbrellas that … [Read more...]

Summer Itch

People that suffer from sensitive skin conditions such as eczema often dread summer, they know when they get hot they get even more itchy, they get the “summer itch”. There can be many reasons you get itchy skin in the summer: various skin conditions, rashes, heat bumps, athletes’ foot and especially eczema can all worsen during this season. These itches are mostly due to the heat and humidity causing us to sweat. Why do I sweat? Sweating is perfectly normal, and fine - it’s our body’s … [Read more...]

Diet and Eczema

It’s no secret that eczema sufferers generally have a genetic predisposition to the condition. It’s pretty unavoidable and very irritating. However, there are other factors that can contribute towards the severity of the condition, and what you eat is one of them. No research has definitively proved a connection between Diet and Eczema but many sufferers swear that there is a connection. Do I have a Food Allergy? While eczema is not an allergy in itself, if you suffer with a food allergy … [Read more...]

Emollients for Eczema

Emollients are protective moisturisers used to prevent the skin from becoming dried out, retain moisture and protect it against skin conditions such as eczema. Using natural Emollients for Eczema is highly recommended as they are incredibly effective in reducing the symptoms, such as itching, whilst softening and moisturing the skin. When to use an Emollient If you feel your skin is dry or you have a skin condition or many you suffer with such as eczema, then you may find use from using an … [Read more...]

What does Eczema Look Like?

Eczema is a skin condition in which the skin becomes red, inflamed or itchy, amongst other symptoms. It can form anywhere on the body, from arms to ears to feet. There are a few types of eczema but atopic eczema is by far the most common. Sometimes people write to us and ask; How do I know if I have eczema? What does eczema look like? Eczema’s Appearance How do you know if you’re suffering from eczema? Is the red patch on your arm eczema or something else? The key to working out whether … [Read more...]

Chocolate Allergy

Eczema can be triggered by many factors and it’s possible that one of those factors could be a food allergy and more directly a chocolate allergy. Dairy products are a common cause for an eczema flare up. Easter and eczema is not usually a good combination. Keeping young children away from chocolate is  difficult especially at Easter; they want to know why they can’t have Easter eggs like all of the other children; especially at school, where  chocolate eggs are sometimes given as a treat. It … [Read more...]

What is the best treatment for eczema?

Eczema can be an incredibly difficult skin condition to live with, regardless of what age you are at. This is why it is particularly important eczema sufferers find effective yet safe treatment to alleviate the symptoms as productively as possible, despite there being no direct cure for the condition. Effective eczema treatment should heal the affected area, hydrate the skin and prevent flare ups. It should be a long term solution to the condition and it is strongly recommended you choose … [Read more...]

Deep Cleansing and Supporting Eczema Affected Skin

Deep Cleansing and Supporting Eczema Affected Skin The Anti-pyritic properties of the Syrinx Za Deep Cleansing Therapy bar in conjunction with its ability to deeply clean eczema affected skin is one of our greatest achievements. This combination of calming, cleansing and itching reduction is real bonus for eczema sufferers. Please watch the short video below where Mr Rupert Bevan explains the properties and benefits of our eczema soap and cream combination for eczema. Please drop us a … [Read more...]

Santa’s Skincare Elves

Tis the season to be jolly but with so many opportunities to upset your skin this Christmas people seem to have been ordering more than their usual Therapy Bar and jar of their favourite treatment. We expected pre-Christmas sales to be lower than the norm because, well let’s face it a jar of eczema cream or allergic skin care products don’t make for very exciting Christmas gifts. We’ll how wrong can you be! The Syrinx Za elves have been busy taking instructions from Santa and shipping … [Read more...]