Eyelid eczema is common and includes the areas around the eyelids, eyebrows and eyelashes. This is a challenging area to manage because the skin is thinner than other areas of the body, which make it more sensitive to treatment options. Read more
Eczema is a very visible condition, eczema on the face is more noticeable and because of this can cause even more distress. In babies the cheeks are often the first place eczema will appear and children who have eczema will often be affected by eczema on their faces.
What can I do to manage it?
- using cold compresses
Taking the heat out of the eczema skin can help to relieve the itch and give immediate relief. To make a cold compress use a face washer and run it under cool water. Rest it on the face for a few minutes until it starts to feel warm, then take it off and run it under cool water again and repeat until the skin is cool and less itchy.
The very first skin condition I had to contend with in my early days as a new mum was cradle cap. It took over my little boy’s scalp with its crusty and yellow flakes. The first thing I wanted to do was to remove it and bring back his beautiful, smooth skin.
Talking to mums and dads about their children’s eczema has made me realise how many adults suffer with hand eczema, or hand dermatitis. We know that eczema can be hereditary so it’s no surprise that parents of children with eczema can still suffer with eczema, hayfever and asthma themselves. Hand eczema is the most common form of eczema in adults and affects one in 20 people.