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Eczema and Poor Sleep - Top 3 Habits to Avoid

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Eczema and Poor Sleep - Top 3 Habits to Avoid

Your skin does its repair work while you snooze and people with eczema - no matter what your age - can benefit from a sound nights’ sleep. However, falling asleep can be difficult when you have incredibly itchy skin. According to breakthrough research from Japan, the problem can be compounded by a few bad habits and the solution could be, well, simple and rather fun. Here are the top 3 habits to avoid if you have eczema and poor sleep: Bad Habit #1: Picking drama over comedy According to Japanese researchers, patients with atopic eczema frequently suffer from sleep disturbance generated by itching...

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Feeding Fussy Children

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Feeding Fussy Children

Help! My Fussy Child Won’t Eat Veggies Last week nutritionist Karen Fischer had a radio interview with ABC (NSW region) about how to get fussy children to eat vegetables and consume less sugar. We have a handy Rewards Chart that you can download for free, to help make the job of feeding your kids easier, plus the following tips from Karen’s book Healthy Family, Happy Family. Kids will demand treats all the time! If your child is addicted to junk food (which happens so easily with the onslaught of junk food advertising and the high sugar content) tell them treats...

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Cradle Cap Natural Remedies

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Cradle Cap Natural Remedies

Children who have eczema or a family history of eczema are highly susceptible to developing cradle cap, which is a form of scalp dermatitis also known as childhood seborrhoeic eczema. It’s not caused by poor hygiene and it’s not contagious. What occurs is the sebaceous glands in the infant’s skin become inflamed and produce excess oil. The oil traps the skin as it sheds and forms thick yellow crusts (or a "cap") on the scalp. It can appear quite suddenly between two to six months of age. Cradle cap predominantly affects babies during their first few months of life however if untreated...

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What are the different types of eczema?

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What are the different types of eczema?

'Eczema' is the collective term for any type of dermatitis that is itchy and there are seven main types. Here is a comprehensive list of eczema types, the various symptoms to look for and your best treatment options.   Atopic eczema, atopic dermatitis Atopic eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is eczema with one or more allergies present (atopic = allergy). Atopic is the most prevalent form of eczema and is common in children although it can occur at any age. Triggers of atopic eczema include: allergic reactions and food sensitivities, skin infection, nutritional deficiencies, diet high in acid-forming foods,  soaps and detergents,...

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Top 5 Lunchbox Foods to Avoid if you have Eczema

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Top 5 Lunchbox Foods to Avoid if you have Eczema

When your child has eczema, packing their school lunchbox can be a little tricky. Many typical lunchbox items can trigger itchy skin (or make it worse) and concentrating in class can become a challenge. School children with eczema are often self-conscious about their flakey, rash-covered skin and may avoid sporting activities or resort to wearing long-sleeved winter clothes in the heat of summer in order to hide their skin. Parents often ask how they can help their child feel more comfortable at school. One way is to avoid packing "flare-up" foods in their lunchbox as this helps to minimise the risk of flare-ups during class.  Here...

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