Unless you have direct experience of eczema – living with the condition yourself or seeing someone you care about with it – it is nearly impossible to know quite how debilitating it can be and how many areas of your life it affects. With one in five children in the UK now suffering from eczema, more and more people are starting to see the true impact of this condition. It can also be a long term condition, continuing well into adulthood.
It is particularly distressing for parents to see their child suffering, especially when you feel largely helpless. In this position, you are willing to try anything to ease the condition and reduce any environmental aspects potentially causing ‘flare-ups’.