The best Bonfire night eczema advice we can give you is…. Don’t let eczema spoil the fun!
Bonfire night should be enjoyed by all, having eczema should be no reason not to enjoy it. Even if you’re experiencing a flare-up, you can still watch the fireworks through the window and have fun and games inside.
So often we let eczema manage us and not the other way round. Bonfire night, like other special occasions, are for making memories and having fun. We have put together a couple of simple tips for you to care for your eczema and help you enjoy this special night.
Bonfire night eczema advice.
- Wear warm but breathable clothing
- Waterproof clothing is normally a must in the UK, getting eczema wet and cold is one of the worse things you can do.
- Be careful what type of hat and scarf, if any you wear. The material is so important, you don’t want to be itching all night. We know where that leads to!
- Cotton gloves are better than wool
- Cream yourself well before you go outside to add an extra level of protection from the cold, damp air and smoke from the fire and fireworks.
- Bonfires, these are the main issues for eczema sufferers on Bonfire night. It’s the smoke that dries the skin.
- Stay upwind of the fire so smoke isn’t being blown at you.
- Drink plenty of water throughout the evening.
- Take a small tube of cream with you and some wet wipes. Wipe your face clean of smoke and dust and apply extra cream as needed.
- After the event has finished, follow your normal bedtime process. Bath or shower and cream whilst your skin is still wet and allow it to soak in.
- The next day you will be more tired than usual, so allow your body time to recover. Tiredness is one of the biggest factors in eczema flare-ups.
We all know how wonderful fireworks can be, but they also produce a strong chemically active smoke. So stand upwind so you’re not affected. Please remember to follow the FIREWORK CODE. We have listest this below in case you’ve not read it before. Remember SAFETY FIRST!
The Firework Code
Health and safety experts advise people to follow the firework code. People should watch and enjoy fireworks from a safe distance and follow safety rules for using sparklers. Only adults should light fireworks.
Plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable and remember the firework code :
- Keep fireworks in a closed box and use them one at a time
- Read the instructions on each firework using a torch – and follow the instructions
- Light the firework at arm’s length with a taper and stand well back
- Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks
- Never return to a firework once it’s been lit
- Don’t put fireworks in pockets and never throw them
- Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators
- Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire
- Make sure the fire is out and the surroundings are made safe before leaving
- Keep pets indoors.
Far too often with eczema, we miss out on the fun, Our bonfire night advice is, Don’t let this bonfire night be one of those nights. If you’re too ill to go outside, make it fun inside.
Many games can be played indoors, have some quality family time or even have a movie night if you don’t like fireworks. Whatever you do, try and take the focus off eczema for one night. Make some great memories of fun and laughter and forget about eczema.
We have listed some fun games below that you could try, some alternatives to fireworks.
Fun Indoor games
- Balloon keepy ups
- Simon says. A good old-fashioned game
- Paper model building
- Hide and seek
- Indoor hopscotch
- Puzzle games
- Quizs Heres some great ones we found on AMAZON
- Treasure hunts
- Indoor fireworks CLICK HERE
- Hot potato
- The listening game
- Board games
- Colouring contest
- Touch and feel game
- Card games
Whatever you choose to do, don’t let eczema manage you, You need to manage eczema. We have other articles that relate to this like ‘ How to enjoy Halloween‘ and ‘ Foods that affect eczema‘ Please feel free to read and share these articles with anyone you think may benefit from the advice we have given.
We are not Doctors, just parents who either suffer from eczema or have children who suffer. We are sharing practical advice and simple tips to help manage eczema. REMEMBER ALWAYS SEEK PROFESSIONAL ADVICE if unsure.