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Here are some other sites with useful eczema information. We've checked them ourselves but as these sites are provided by others we can not take responsibility for the content. 

It's a long list of links so we've split it into sections to make it easier for you. Click on these shortcuts to get to the right sections.


Information on Eczema.

http://www.familydoctor.co.nz/index.asp?U=conditions&A=2902
New Zealand site, this is the link to the eczema section. "You have come to the right place for reliable medical information. The site is written for you by practising doctors and other health professionals."

http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/skin_hair/eczema_index.shtml
The eczema section of Net Doctor. Comprehensive, easy to read and very valuable fact sheets on all aspects of eczema.

http://www.skincareworld.co.uk/about.htm    
"Skin Care World is a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use, Web site that aims to help educate people of all ages about Atopic Eczema. It also supplies tips on managing the condition with a 'wet wrap regime'. It is generally light-hearted, especially in the kids' areas, but with solid facts and information backing it up."

www.livingwithitch.org
living with itch is an online publication developed and maintained by the Department of Dermatology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. It is our explicit goal with this website to provide a content-heavy resource for individuals suffering from chronic itch, to provide a forum for these individuals to interact and to support all research and clinical efforts to help alleviate this debilitating symptom.

www.wetwraps.co.uk
Site by SSL the makers of Tubifast. Here you will find Thomas and his happy wrapper friends teach all about wrapping. Has a kids zone and an adult zone

http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/conditions/eczema1.shtml
Eczema fact sheet from the BBC UK site.

http://www.dotpharmacy.co.uk/upeczema.html
"Staphylococcus aureus is emerging as a major culprit in eczema. As National Eczema Week (September 26-October 3) falls upon us again, London GP and tutor Dr Gouri Dhillon re-examines the management of the condition"

http://dermnetnz.org/bacterial/staphylococci.html
Good section on all things infected, complete with photos.

http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/skin/eczema_atopic_dermatitis.html
"KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media." This site is divided into Parents, kids and Teens sections. Below are the links to these.
 http://kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/skin/eczema.html
http://kidshealth.org/teen/diseases_conditions/allergies_immune/eczema.html


www.nationaljewish.org
"
National Jewish Medical and Research Center is known worldwide for treatment of patients with respiratory, immune and allergic disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research. Founded in 1899 as a nonsectarian, nonprofit hospital, National Jewish remains the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to these disorders."

www.medsafe.govt.nz
The New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority. Check out the Data Sheets. They  "contain detailed prescribing information on a specific medicine. Pharmaceutical companies are required to prepare data sheets for all prescription medicines and restricted (pharmacist only) medicines in accordance with the Medicines Regulations 1984"

http://www.drug3k.com
Prescription medication information for consumers

http://www.shared-care.com/Issues/Health/Eczema
"Shared Care helps you find out about complementary medicine, practitioners, eczema and other problems each helps and lots more!"

www.qhealth.co.nz
Quintessence is a natural health dispensary, retail health shop, online web shop, Naturopathic and Homeopathic clinic. We are based in Titirangi, West Auckland but send products nationwide daily. We also offer a free Children's Clinic every Wednesday for Naturopathic advise.
 

 


Eczema/Allergy Organisations and Related Support.

www.allergy.org.nz
Allergy New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation that works within the community to improve the quality of life for people with allergies, and their families. We offer support, education and information, and we also act as an advocate in all aspects of allergy"

www.allergyclinic.co.nz
The website of the Auckland Allergy Clinic of Dr Vincent St. A. Crump (MBBS (UWI), M.R.C.P.(U.K.), Dip Derm. (Univ. Lond.) Allergist & Physician).

www.allergy.org.au
Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy.

www.eczema.org.au
the Eczema Association of Australasia Inc

www.eczemahelp.ca
The Eczema Society of Canada

www.eczema.org
The National Eczema Society

www.nationaleczema.org
National Eczema Association

www.allergy-clinic.co.uk
Surry Allergy Clinic website.

www.eczemavoice.com
"The purpose of these services is to promote awareness, education and communication regarding eczema in an atmosphere of mutual respect."

www.talkeczema.com
"free information and support site for eczema sufferers and their families."

www.allergyuk.org
"Allergy UK is the country's leading national medical charity dealing with allergy and we are here to help you. We can provide you with up to date information on all aspects of allergy, food intolerance and chemical sensitivity."

www.itchykidsclub.com
A fun and colourful site which focuses on kids with allergies, asthma and eczema. 


 


Message boards

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/itchykidsnz/
This is itchy kids chat group!!!
"A place for those that care for children with eczema to chat, ask questions, share experiences and support each other. We laugh, we cry, we rant, we rave, we empathize, we smile, we let it all hang out and make new friends along the way. All welcome.

groups.msn.com/AllergyKidzNewZealand
"This site is to provide support, tips, advice that might help make life easier for your family and child/ren to cope with their allergies/intolerances."


http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/eczemaparentscircle
Chat group for parents of children with eczema. Appears to be US based.
 

http://www2.everybody.co.nz/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=2&page=1
The eczema page of Everybody.co.nz "everybody aims to provide useful and accurate consumer health information for New Zealanders. It is written by medical writers and reviewed by consumer health organisations and health professionals."
 


Food

www.mfd.co.nz
"The Manufactured Food Database (MFD) has been compiled by Nutrition Services, Auckland Hospital from information voluntarily supplied by New Zealand Food Manufacturers. The Manufactured Food Database is purchased by the Ministry of Health."

www.foodforyou.co.nz
"Food for you has been created to enhance the lives of allergy sufferers and their families. We strive to provide you with the best products avaialable for your specific diet, wheter it be Allergies, Intolerances, Coeliac disease, Crohn's, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic oesophagitis, Natural chemical intolerances, ADHD, Vegans or Kosher"

www.ntolerance.co.nz
"If you are searching for gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, egg free, nut free, soy free, yeast free, products low in sugar and so forth, you've come to the right place."
 
www.europeangourmet.co.nz
We are producers of fine stocks, soups, gourmet heat 'n' eats, and a range of frozen gluten free meatballs. All are hand made to chef quality standards right here in sunny Hawke's Bay.
 
www.naturallyorganic.co.nz
"Karen and Neil Thomas- the owners of Naturally Organic believe that as well as Healthy Foods & Groceries, service and friendly helpful Staff is the key to this successful business."
 
www.safefood.org.nz
The Safe Food Campaign, which began in 1994 has a 14 point agenda that includes reduction of harmful food additives from our food and water supplies  and more and better food labeling
 
www.fedupwithfoodadditives.info  
This website provides support and information for families following the FAILSAFE diet which is a diet that is  low in chemicals, free of additives, low is salicylates, amines and flavour enhancers.

www.healtheries.co.nz
"Healtheries is among the world’s leading health food and supplement manufacturers and one of New Zealand’s most trusted brands."

www.glutenfreegoodies.co.nz
Makers and suppliers of gluten-free biscuits, baking mixes and baking powder.


www.doctorgluten.com
"Doctor Gluten is a brand new resource, which provides advice and leading edge information about gluten sensitivity for those people with Coeliac Disease and those that are gluten and wheat intolerant."
"Our connection with Dr Rodney Ford (affectionately known and internationally recognized as Doctor Gluten) has enabled us to communicate this wealth of knowledge to the World."

www.doctorgluten.com/resources/recipes/index.php
Lots of gluten free recipes from the doctor gluten website. Send them your recipes to share also.

www.commonsenseorganics.co.nz
"Commonsense Organics is a retail supplier of organic produce in the Wellington region. We sell through our shops in Wellington, Lower Hutt and Kapiti." 

www.organicfresh.co.nz

www.vitasoy.co.nz
Vitasoy soymilk website. Check out the recipes page.

www.avoidingmilkprotein.com
Tips on avoiding milk, information on food labelling and hidden milk.  Other food allergy information

www.betterbods.co.nz
"Hi I am
Rachel Tomkinson, the founder and director of Better Bods Better Health. I am passionate about letting others know the TRUTH when it comes down to what we put in our mouths. This only came about once I had children. Here I was a qualified nurse, personal trainer and massage therapist, so thought I was doing everything right when it came to health and nutrition. But sadly after much research in trying to find a cure for my youngest daughter Jenna (who had severe eczema and 24 food allergies) I found food wise I was doing everything wrong. When I was supposedly “healthy” we were sick. Now I am supposedly “unhealthy” and our children and I are well. I have learnt once you know the TRUTH, our modern diseases become a choice.........,simple but RADICAL changes are the keys to BETTER HEALTH!"

 


Parenting, Health and General Support.

www.skylight.org.nz
"skylight provides a national support service for New Zealand children and young people who are experiencing change, loss and grief - whatever its cause.  We also support those caring for them - their families, whanau, friends, professionals and community volunteers. Our work helps them to find ways to live with life's losses, to build on their resilience, and to move forward."

www.parent2parent.org.nz
Parent to Parent is a support and information network for parents of children with special needs. Support is provided voluntarily by Trained Support Parents who have a child with the same or similar needs. Formed in New Zealand in 1983, the group has built up a support network that is now nationwide. We are affiliated to similar groups around the world and maintain close links with other organisations and professionals who work in related fields.

www.kiwifamilies.co.nz
The essential guide to raising children in New Zealand, covering pre-conception, pregnancy, babies, toddlers to teens, expert parenting advice, help, information, related products & services, as well as support from other NZ parents.      
                
www.carers.net.nz
A New Zealand charitable trust to help carers of all ages.

www.parenting.org.nz
"Welcome to the Parenting with Confidence website - we're glad you've found us! We're a community organisation dedicated to making life better for parents and their kids.

www.parentscentre.org.nz
Support for parents from pregnancy through to school age. Check out Parents Centre in your area for relevant courses such as Living with Eczema.

www.kidshealth.org.nz
kidshealth is a child and youth health information website to support parents and health professionals. The site is a joint initiative between the Starship Foundation and the Paediatric Society of New Zealand. The site includes information such as keeping children well, medical conditions and helping families through many health complexities such as disability, education and accessing welfare assistance.

www.paediatrics.org.nz
The aims and objectives of the Society are to stimulate interest in and to promote the scientific study of child health and Paediatrics in New Zealand, and to engage in all activities which, in the opinion of the Society, may be necessary from time to time in the interests of child health.

www.organicbaby.co.nz
"In 2003, after our daughter Selina Rose was born, there seemed to be no central place to quickly find information about eco friendly baby products. ... and so organic baby was born in November 2005 in rural New Zealand. By using organicbaby.co.nz you get natural parenting information and the ability to browse our "where to shop" directory for suppliers all around New Zealand and the United States!"
 


Eczema Related Products.

www.kumfykids.co.nz
Offering a wide range of products for children with eczema including Kumfy Cotton eczema clothing, natural and safe skin care, feeding journals, tubifast garments and bandages and other eczema related products for babies and children.

www.greenbean.co.nz
Gorgeous, high quality and contemporary orgainic and ecobaby clothing. Perfect for babies with sensitive skin. Proudly made in New Zealand

 www.allergypharmacy.co.nz
Order tubifast tubular bandages, garments, EpiPens on-line from Allergy Pharmacy a NZ company. They also stock many other allergy related products.

www.made4baby.co.nz
Natural skin care for babies and children. Suitable for eczema and sensitive skin.

www.csl.co.nz
The homepage of CSL Biotherapies NZ, the company that provides Epipen, Lipobase and  products and pharmaceuticals commonly used in the the management of skin disorders

www.skinniesuk.co.uk
Skinnies is the newest, longest lasting, most economical, most comfortable and user friendly range of garments available to help you cope with that awful itch/scratch/itch cycle known to all eczema sufferers.

www.dermasilk.co.nz
DermaSilk® is a newly introduced medical treatment concept and product. It is an Italian designed and manufactured range of garments made of pure Silk with a bonded Microbe Shield™ (AEM 7552/5) anti-microbial component that is used in some hospital fabrics to guard against infection. Is registered throughout Europe and New Zealand as a Class I Medical Device.

The product range includes  24 different types of garment, in 100 different sizes, from babies to adults: Gloves, Facial Masks, Babies BodySuits, Pyjamas, Briefs, Shorts, T-Shirts, Short-sleeved Vests, Long-sleeved Vests, Leggings/Tights, Under Socks, Toe-Socks, Tubes (for knees and elbows) and Cut Fabric (for use under bandages).

DermaSilk® has three modes of action:

  1. The ultra-soft texture of the silk itself, as a physical layer between the skin and outer clothing;
  1. The moisture-absorbing and retaining properties of the silk;
  1. The active chemical anti-microbial action of the AEM 7552/5 against Staphylococci and other bacteria and fungi that may be present on the skin and which may be contributing to the medical symptoms.
     

www.eczemaclothing.com
UK made. "We are the specialists in providing anti-itch eczema nightwear, cotton gloves and school wear for children and socks, tights, underwear and nightwear for men and women - all made from soft 100% organic cotton"

www.allergybestbuys.com
Products available to help allergy and eczema suffers.

www.salcuraskincare.co.uk.
We specialise in NATURAL products for people who may be prone to psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, urticaria, acne, etc. The majority of our products are colloidal solutions and applied by spray, rather than cream, ointment or paste, to facilitate a naturally regulated and balanced absorption and distribution of all vital and active ingredients. No Steroids, Cortisones, Alcohols, Peroxides, Parabens, Lanolin, Petroleum or Hormones.

 www.potofgoldbalm.co.nz
 
"Pot of Gold balm is an all natural eczema/skin balm with its conception found deep in traditional Maori healing and has been made and used by our family for over 100 years. Pot of Gold is a non-cortisone product and contains no steroids of any kind. Pot of Gold balm is totally natural and feeds the skin a powerful Propolis based "skin food" which simply helps your skin to do the healing itself."

www.drbobby.co.nz
Dr Robert Buka, a paediatric dermatologist in New York a.k.a. Dr Bobby developed this skin and hygiene care range. The range is designed for children to be gentle, kid-friendly and irritant-free.

"www.naturesborn.co.nz
Nature's Born is a small business that cares about babies skin. From our own experiences in dealing with a baby who has eczema we know that light weight organic cotton helps to reduce that irritable itchiness. Our great range of
organic baby clothes is wonderfully soft and breathable – perfect for baby’s delicate skin. We stock everything from adorable baby bodysuits and t-shirts to stylish baby tops and bottoms." 

www.planetpeach.com.au
Planet Peach is a great looking collection of clothes for kids aged 2 - 5 with skin sensitivities, allergies, eczema and atopic dermatitis.Created to keep your child covered but cool, the clothes don't look 'therapeutic' and they take the stress out of dressing.
 

 

 

 

 

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