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National Eczema Week September 2013 - 1 in 12 adults suffer from eczema

National Eczema Week starts today (14 - 22 September), there will be events held across the country by the National Eczema Society. The statistics are 

1 in 5 children and 1 in 12 adults suffer from eczema
Eczema affects 10% (approx. 6 million) people throughout the UK
Eczema affects 20% of babies in the first year of their life

The National Eczema Society has a Helpline is anyone is looking for advice 0800 089 1122.

As you all know I have had eczema on and off over the years since I was a baby. My eczema has been linked to allergies so it makes sense that certain ingredients will flare up my skin. The last time I used a prescribed eczema product (emollient or steroid) was around 1998. Last year I wrote about eczema products that may help. Since I wrote it I could add a few more to the list so definitely have a look through my Eczema page (link under my header). I have also written up my Eczema Tips, what I do to try and manage my skin flare ups

I have been asked to co host (with @hopesreliefuk) a twitter chat for Eczema Week on the 17th September at 8pm. We will be using the hashtag #eczemachat. Hopefully, we can gather together and discuss our eczema woes and help each other deal with our skin.

Sarah x