myeczmeachild support programme
myeczemachild provides 24 weeks of dedicated support, sent to you by email in bite-size chunks. Every week there is a PDF for you to download or print containing practical information about how to manage eczema, written by talkhealth and medical experts.
Eczema can be an extremely uncomfortable condition for children and teenagers, causing itchy, sore and irritable skin. If you’re looking for additional support to help manage and control your child’s eczema.
Some of the topics the programme covers include:
- Types of eczema
- General emollient advice
- Patient stories and hints & tips
- Practical information about eczema triggers
- Preparing your child for nursery/school
- What to ask your GP or Dermatologist
- Itch-scratch-cycle and much more!
Very interesting, informative, helpful and useful. I've learned a lot of things and taken notes on several key points. I'm pleased I've been a part of this and would recommend others to be a part of it.
Anna (Jun 19)
It was extremely helpful, with tips and advice on how to notice trigger areas and how to control flare ups without necessarily seeing the GP every week.
Gail (Jun 19)
I thought it had a lot of useful information and is worth a look for anyone. Would definitely recommend the site.
Cherrelle (May 19)
My son and myself enjoyed the programme and the stories other people had to tell. It made my son not feel alone with his condition as it was making him feel embarrassed and irritated if he felt itchy and wanted to scratch in front of the other children. He was able to find ways to cope and control his eczema better and use skincare products in the proper way to reduce flare ups and infection occuring. I have found the programme has taken some stress and worry away as I felt that when my son was feeling down I was unable to help him before. We both have benefitted from being involved.
Faye (May 19)
This is the second time we have done the eczemachild programme and each time learnt something new. I think every eczema patient should have access to this via all GPs.
Tracey (May 19)
I found the programme both informative and useful. It allowed me to consider many different things from possible triggers, the use of emollients and the impact of my child’s eczema on them and has made me feel comfortably informed that I can support my child. It also means less unnecessary trips to the GP.
Michelle (May 19)
It’s very helpful at a much needed time.
Edith (May 19)
Great support programme to let you know more about this skin condition that is skin deep - could be allergy or external factors such as dust or the weather; items way beyond your control but you can try to protect from. You hear from real life people with real life stories so you know you’re not alone. Many people are affected by this and there are organisations set up to share information, hints and tips about eczema management.
Amaka (Apr 19)
I guess we fall on the lower end of needing the support but that made us more unsure of where to go because we weren't a severe case - the programme provided what we needed and this was great.
Kiley (Apr 19)
I found this to be extremely useful and made me feel like I'm not alone and eczema has an impact on everyone who has it. The information given really made me feel powerful feeling like I could help relieve it.
Marie (Apr 19)
Fantastic support programme with lots of information and hints and tips of how to help and manage eczema. I have picked up alot of useful information off this programme. Definitely worth using if your child has eczema as I thought I knew everything I could. But this proved me wrong.
Carla (Apr 19)
The myeczemachild support programme helped me a lot.
Margaret (Apr 19)
The support programme is a fantastic programme as you can get information from people who know and people who have the same condition. Also new ideas and advice is welcome as a parent of a child who suffered extremely badly with eczema it’s a relief to find out new things.
Deborah (Apr 19)
It was brilliant, very informative, gave lots of ideas on how to help my child, and where we were going wrong.
Stacey (Mar 19)
My support program has helped in so many ways, I now feel confident.
Shakhera (Mar 19)