Itchy Little Monkeys


  One of the most frequently asked questions on the page is how to manage eczema. A great way to do this is to use clothing to stop children from scratching and infecting their skin.  Itchy little monkeys have a scratch sleeve in green and pink and from ages 6 months upwards.  Its worn like […]

Elave Intensive Ointment


Any regular readers will know I’m a big fan of the Elave range.  Recently they have launched a new sensitive ointment to treat eczema and psoriasis.  Its oily formulation protects the skins natural barrier, softens the plaques associated with psoriasis and promotes moisture  levels in the skin.  Like all elave products it contains no parabens […]

Elave Baby Nappy Cream


Something I have been passionate about for a long time is skin care for small people.  Recent research has shown that babies born into families with eczema, asthma or hayfever are more likely to develop eczema at a young age especially if soaps and highly perfumed lotions and creams are used from birth.  It is […]



Dare I say it’s that time of year again when the weather turns cooler and sufferers of eczema find their skin worsening. A top tip for people with dry sensitive skin is to use a soap free wash.  But all products must be soap and preservative free.  This includes shampoo’s, conditioners, body washes, hand washes and […]


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    A few years ago I was introduced to the Uriage range in the form of a barrier cream for fissured skin and I loved it.  For some reason it dissapered from shelves but is now back with a bang and im loving the huge range they offer. Like many fabulous French ranges its […]



    Evening everyone. eczema may not be life threatening, but parents of children with eczema will confirm that it brings considerable misery to a household.  In a recent survey, that found 1 in 5 children suffer from eczema, 80% said that itch was the worst symptom.  Parents and sufferers also felt that itch resulted […]

Sensitive Reactive Skin

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Hi Everyone,   I had a query from a follower on facebook about sensitive reactive skin. This is a very common complaint from us ladies who live in the west and there are a couple of possible reasons for dry sensitive skin. Firstly eczema is a dry skin condition which tends to react to perfumed […]

Avene Trixera

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Happy Good Friday Everyone,   I had a query from one of my followers on facebook about eczema and swimming pools so I thought it would be a good opportunity to talk about the dreaded eczema. Eczematous  skin is inflammed and has no protection.  We don’t have a cure for eczema so there is no […]

Healthcare Workers and Dry Hands

Recently we have heard a lot about the importance of handwashing and healthcare.  Im proud to say my friends and collegues in Sligo Regional take this seriously and are very compliant with hand hygiene. However working in dry enviroments which calls for regular handwashing can lead to dry, cracked sore hands.  This is also called […]

Avene Soothing Eye Contour Cream


So its pretty obvious at this stage that im a huge Avene fan.  With the colder weather setting in along with heavy use of eyeliners and sparkly eyeshadows im finding my eyelids are really drying out.  Rich in Avène Thermal Spring Water and soothing alpha-bisabolol, this light emulsion calms skin irritation, tightness and redness.  Its […]