After three children and five and a half years of continuous nappy changing its fair to say as a Pharmacist I have had a vested interest in trying out all of the many many nappy rash creams that are available on the Irish market! I’ve had phases with little or no nappy rash to battle and phases where it has felt impossible to clear! For the last couple of months I have unfortunately been battling a particularly persistent case so I was excited and eager to try the new Mustela 123 Vitamin Barrier Cream which arrived on our shelves in Milltown totalhealth Pharmacy…yes I am that sad – this is exactly the kind of thing that makes my day at the moment!! Continue reading
Eczema and Dermatitis – A parent’s complete guide.
What is it and who does it affect?
These two terms are both used to describe the same skin condition which can cause dry, itchy and irritated skin. It is the most common inflammatory disease of the skin. Approximately one in five children under six years of age suffer from eczema. Children often grow out of it and as a result only one in twelve adults have eczema. It can occur in very young babies and often begins with a small patchy rash on the cheeks or scalp. It can be differentiated from cradle cap by examining its colour. Cradle cap tends to be yellow in colour whereas eczema will cause more of a red rash. Continue reading
Nappy rash – causes and cures!
Nappy rash is a common skin condition which affects most children to some extent at some stage during their first year or two. It generally is caused by urine or poo being in contact with the babies skin and causing irritation, but can be as a result of other factors like antibiotic use, a change in diet such as from breast milk to formula, teething or chemical irritants. Continue reading