A new study has revealed that wearing silk clothing doesn’t help children who are suffering from the skin condition.

Researchers at the University of Nottingham found that children who were prescribed specialist silk clothing saw no difference in the severity of their eczema and they didn’t use fewer ointments or skin creams as a result of wearing the fabric.

They monitored children from around the UK, assessing the condition of their skin every two months, to see if there was a difference between those wearing silk garments and using eczema treatments, and those who were receiving treatment, but weren’t given the silk garments.

At the end of the trial, the researchers concluded that the silk clothing made no difference and have suggested that it is therefore not cost effective for the NHS to continue providing it on prescription.

While silk clothing may not provide relief for eczema sufferers, it is often suggested that installing water filters to soften tap water can help. Much of the UK has hard tap water, which contains more minerals than soft water.

This often means people use more soap, shampoo and detergent when they’re washing, as it takes more product to get a lather. This can be bad news for those with eczema, as these products can aggravate the skin condition.

There is also anecdotal evidence to suggest that more people living in hard water areas suffer from eczema than those living in the parts of the country with soft water.

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