Eczema Bathing Study
Thank you for taking part.
You are ready to go!
You are in the Daily Bathing group…
bath or shower 6 or more times per week.
You are in the group that will have a bath or shower 6 or more times per week for the next 4 weeks. A bath or shower includes any way of washing that soaks your body in water.
It is important to stick to having a bath or shower 6 or more times per week.
You don’t need to change anything else about the way you wash or manage your eczema.
This does not affect your usual eczema care. You can consult your GP, pharmacist or other care provider as usual. If possible, do not start any new eczema treatments for the next 4 weeks.
You will fill in questionnaires every week. These are important to help understand how you are getting on.
Frequently asked questions
Does it matter whether I have a bath or a shower?
No, you can have a bath or a shower – whichever you prefer – as long as it is 6 or more times per week. You don’t need to do the same each time.
Can I still use my eczema treatments?
Yes, you can use your eczema treatments as often as you need to. If possible, do not start any new eczema treatments during the study.
Do I have to wash my hair every time I am in the bath or shower?
No, you don’t.
Does it matter what products I use in the bath or shower or after my bath or shower?
No. Try as much as possible to stick to what you would usually use.
Does it matter how long I take in the bath or shower?
No. Try as much as possible to stick to how long you would usually take.
What if my eczema gets worse or flares up during the study?
Eczema will naturally change over time. You can keep treating the eczema the way you normally would during a flare up. If you have any concerns, speak to your GP, pharmacist or dermatologist as you usually would.
What if I don’t have time?
You know what works best for you. Your baths or showers don’t need to take very long, and you may even find the new routine helpful or enjoyable. Planning ahead may help to fit your baths or showers around your day.
What if I am staying away from home?
Try to stick to your routine as best you can.
What if I end up having fewer than 6 baths or showers in a week, do I need to leave the study?
No, it is very important that you stay in the study and fill in the questionnaires you are sent. This is helpful even if you don’t manage to stick to 6 or more baths or showers per week. Just let us know in your answers, so we know if you have been able to stick to having a bath or shower 6 or more times per week.