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Allergy-Busting Spring Cleaning Hacks From The Professionals

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Allergy-Busting Spring Cleaning Hacks From The Professionals

Spring cleaning is even more important when there are allergies in the family. The people at parenting toolkit TantrumXYZ bring together some invaluable tips for dust-busting… Spring is here and, although we love the longer evenings and the chance to feel the weak sun on our vitamin-D deprived face, all that extra light shows up the dust, unfortunately. If your family has sensitive skin or allergies such as asthma or eczema, dust and other nasties can make symptoms worse. Not only that, but some cleaning methods can actually just circulate the dust, making the symptoms worse still. So we decided...

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What Causes Dry Skin? Factors and Reasons

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What Causes Dry Skin? Factors and Reasons

DRY SKIN CAUSES AND FACTORS AFFECTING SKIN FUNCTION There are many things that can affect your skins ability to function and can lead to dry skin. First of all, the first factor is the environment you spend your days and nights in. Environments that dehydrate your skin can have a considerable effect on it. Centrally heated and air-conditioned homes and offices can have a negative effect, whilst outdoors, sun and wind can produce severe drying effects. The second factor in relation to dry skin is the products you use on a daily basis. Water, harsh household detergents and cleaning fluids...

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Tips to Help Reduce Child Skin Irritation in High-Risk Children

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Tips to Help Reduce Child Skin Irritation in High-Risk Children

High-risk children are children whose mother, father or older siblings have been diagnosed with an allergic reaction and therefore more at risk of child skin irritation. In this context, allergic reaction refers to asthma, hay fever, atopic dermatitis (infantile eczema) and food allergies which can cause a high-risk for child skin irritation. If you have a high-risk child, follow our tips below to help to reduce the risk of child skin irritation. You can start to help prevent allergic reactions by establishing a healthy indoor environment without smoke, moisture and dust. Breastfeeding and food In the UK, the NHS recommends...

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Nine Tips For Eczema In Children

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Nine Tips For Eczema In Children

Our guide to treating and managing eczema in children and babies, written in collaboration with parenting toolkit TantrumXYZ Eczema is a non-contagious dry skin condition which can be unbearably itchy, and cause the skin to rash, bleed or crust. In the UK, one in five children has eczema, but only one in 12 adults, which shows that it is often a condition they grow out of. In the meantime, here are some useful ways to help manage eczema in children. See you GP The first port of call should be your GP, who can discuss treatment options for eczema in...

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