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Misery of eczema causes 1 in 6 mums to say ‘no’ to more children
- Shock results reveal true impact of skin condition on family life -

New survey reveals the true extent to which eczema is potentially affecting millions of families nationwide. A survey conducted by Oilatum Junior with parents and carers of children with eczema revealed:

- As many as one in six mums say the all too common skin complaint has put them off having more children
- One in five mums say their children have been bullied because of eczema
- Nearly one in three (28%) say it’s had a massive impact on family life
- 32% admit the stress caused by eczema regularly results in family arguments
- 1 in 10 said they don’t have time for their partner as a result of caring and treating the affected child
- 1 in 6 children have had to forego fun activities such as swimming or sleepovers

Fighting what feels like, a losing battle, is affecting a whole generation of mums’ confidence in their parenting abilities. One in six say they feel like a failure as a mum because they can’t control their child’s condition. A massive one in four (23%) worry others may think they’re a bad parent. Meanwhile, the emotional rollercoaster of coping with their child’s eczema has led to a further one in four (25%)guiltily admitting they even feel irritated towards their child sometimes, even though they know that’s irrational.

The shocking results have prompted the publication of a new guide for parents: ‘Take Control of Your Child’s Eczema’, to empower parents to manage their children’s eczema with confidence, available free from


For a full copy of the press release and the survey results please contact Helen Liddell-Grainger at Spink on or telephone 01444 484888

Notes to editors:

Oilatum Junior Cream is priced £5.49 for 150g or £7.49 for 350ml. Oilatum Junior Emollient Bath Additive is available in two pack sizes: £4.95 for 150ml, £8.95 for 300ml. Available from all good pharmacies, and selected supermarkets.
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For more information on eczema visit the National Eczema Society

The National Eczema Society is registered as a Charity with the Charity Commission for England and Wales Under no 1009671.

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