Eczema Patient Support Programme

Eczema can be an extremely uncomfortable condition for those aged between 0-17, causing itchy and irritable skin. If you’re looking for additional support to help manage and control eczema in children and teenagers, then sign-up for talkhealth’s myeczemachild Patient Support Programme today:

myeczemachild will help provide additional support and information for caregivers of children with the condition, written by medical experts and dedicated charities around eczema. Including hints, tips and stories from other people living with eczema, our myeczemachild Patient Support Programme has been written specifically to assist those dealing with the condition. It also includes 4 weeks support that have been specifically designed for children to read and interact directly with, this information has been written by leading children’s eczema charity Eczema Outreach Support, to help them learn more about the condition.

With a weekly email, containing a link through to a wealth of information on eczema, myeczemachild provides 24 weeks of dedicated support, and includes coverage of topics such as:

  • Types of eczema
  • Practical information surround eczema triggers
  • General emollient advice
  • Charity support
  • Preparing an eczema sufferer for nursey/school
  • Weeks designed for children to interact with and learn about the condition
  • And much more

What is eczema?

Eczema is an extremely common skin condition, in fact roughly one in five children suffer from it. It causes the skin to become itchy, dry, red and inflamed, and can cause extreme discomfort in younger children.

Symptoms and the severity of those symptoms can vary from person to person, from a mild inconvenience to a life altering condition. Foods, environmental conditions and numerous other uncontrollable factors can cause to symptoms to worsen, or ‘flare’, leading to feelings of frustration and emotional distress.

* All content provided in the MyEczemaChild Patient Support Programme (PSP) has been written by both medical professionals and talkhealth and certified by the Information Standard, based on available medical evidence (sources of evidence available on request) and is for information purposes only. It does not constitute a replacement for professional medical advice. If you are concerned about any aspects of your health or wish to discuss something you have read within the PSP, you should make an appointment to see your doctor. You should always seek medical advice before changing your treatment routine. talkhealth does not endorse any specific products, brands, or treatments.

The myeczemachild Patient Support Programme is supported in part by sponsorship by Molnlycke who have not had any influence over the content. Editorial control remains with talkhealth. No personal details will be shared with the supporting company.

Last revised: 3 April 2018

Next review: 3 April 2021