School holidays and eczema

eczema on holiday

This week is the busiest in the calendar for travel, getting away for that much needed and long awaited break. Having a child with eczema can take its toll on everyone, not just the child that is suffering from this condition, so any steps that can be taken to pre-empt situations will make sure everyone has a good time. Parents have to be aware of what causes flare ups in … Read More →

Natural Eczema Creams – NHS Prescription

available on prescription

Elena’s Nature Collection products have been available on prescription at the G.P’s discretion since 2003. It is a privilege and not a right to be able to obtain your products via your GP, but each week more and more clients are lucky enough for this to happen. If in the past you have personally approached your GP and they have been reluctant to let you have them, then do try … Read More →

Infantile Atopic Eczema

Atopic eczema in babies

Many babies suffer from infantile eczema or atopic dermatitis, a form of eczema (skin inflammation) that won’t stop itching. Babies who suffer from infantile eczema tend to have very dry skin. They also have a high sensitivity to itching, together with an increased risk of developing other atopic illnesses, such as asthma, hay fever or allergies. Most babies outgrow eczema, whilst others continue to suffer for a longer length of … Read More →

Eczema and the elderly

eczema in the elderly

Skin conditions affect people in different ways and there are many different forms and causes which can create havoc with our skin. As we get older, our skin becomes drier and thinner, which contributes to skin problems. Atopic eczema is thought to be hereditary as there is often a family history of atopic allergy such as eczema, asthma or hay fever. Approximately 60% of sufferers develop atopic eczema before the … Read More →

Managing teenage skin

teenage skin

Although it maybe a distant memory for some of us, we can still remember the anxiety of waking up, looking in the mirror and seeing another spot! Raging hormones and trying to be ‘grown up’ comes with a price, some may sail through puberty without a sign of spots or acne but for most of us, this is not the case. Starting a skin routine at the earliest opportunity can … Read More →