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!
Joanne (Aug 19)
I can't fault this programme, having a child suffering is heartbreaking and you often feel helpless but I'm much more knowledgeable thanks to this programme and find I can take action to ease my child's frustrations, discomforts and pain without seeking medical advice, this is really important as GP visits can also be very difficult and uncomfortable for my child.
Jacquiline (Jul 19)
Very good programme to sign-up to, for my son who has eczema on his face and all the doctor can give out is a tube of hydrocortisone cream and it can thin the skin on the face which it says on the leaflet, so i explored other products being Child's Farm and Eucerin at Superdrug and Boots the chemist.
Fiona (Jul 19)
Helen (Jul 19)
A detailed and thoughtful approach to a concern of parents with a condition that is worrying and stressful for the child but also the parent and a guide to treatments and assistance to alleviate eczema with personal stories to show that families are not alone as well as contact information for support bodies and guides.
Patrick (Jul 19)
Very helpful programe. I do suggest that videos such as those on itchy sneezy, wheezy may also help. Also I was not able to access the individual module information on my online account, it only allowed me to download the first module of that week (I could access 4 but not 5 or 6). I would also be interested in evidence based of onset and prognosis of eczema or more facts regarding the condition. I found some of the stories intense and negative. However all in all, it helped me thoroughly while providing me with information I would not have otherwise been able to access. I still store and recap the pdf.
Davina (Jul 19)
Brilliant program with lots of tips and advice. Helps you feel like you're doing all you can to manage eczema. Great to get tips off others as well.
Carole (Jul 19)
The program was extremely helpful and supportive. I found many answers to questions I had and lots of useful tips to try. I feel more confident dealing with my child’s skin condition now.
Esme (Jul 19)
Excellent programme - my daughter has suffered with eczema for a long time and has tried numerous different methods to control and soothe her skin. The myeczemachild support programme advised her on different techniques and also made her feel that having this condition is not something to be ashamed of or to feel that she has to hide away.
Deb (Jul 19)
Brilliant programme. Helped me loads with my child thank you.
Sharon (Jul 19)
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)