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Friday, April 5, 2019
Dr Catherine Borysiewicz shares her expertise and management tips for children’s eczema with the UK’s most popular parenting website Mumsnet.
As a leading dermatologist and a mother of a child with eczema, Dr Borysiewicz knows all too well the challenges of managing the skin condition, with extensive professional expertise in this area.
In the video, Dr Borysiewicz explains that eczema is an inflammatory skin condition and that eczema tends to present before a baby’s first birthday and it is thought that it occurs when the baby’s skin has an alteration in the skin barrier and a slight disturbance in their immune system in their skin which goes on to cause eczema.
Dr Borysiewicz likens the skin barrier to a brick wall which is responsible for stopping irritants and other organisms from penetrating into the deeper skin layers. If the skin barrier is breached, rather than the skin being exposed naturally to allergens, it gives an inappropriate exposure to them, causing eczema flare-ups.
The home environment is very important when treating eczema, especially within the bedroom. Dr Borysiewicz shares some inexpensive top tips to help manage the condition:
Watch the full interview and see Dr Borysiewicz’s product recommendations here.