"I thought before the programme that I knew "all there is to know". I was wrong! I learnt a lot but a key take-away for me was that you can't just do one thing at a time (e.g. emollients), it takes the full range of tips to make a difference, and you have to do it consistently not just on and off. It also really helped my daughter to know she isn't alone and there are lots of ways she can help herself too. All in all, highly recommended to others - even if you don't have children to be honest." Tessa (Jan 20)

We all want the best for our children, so it can be extremely distressing to watch out little ones scratch and rub themselves raw. 

That's why we've developed a programme specifically for parents and carers of children and teenagers who live with eczema. The 12-week myeczemachild is designed to help you navigate your child's treatment options and support you as you support them. 

Every week, you'll receive one or two PDFs to download containing easy-to-digest, practical information. Everything has been written by talkhealth and medical experts.

Topics we cover include: 

  • Types of eczema
  • Emollient advice
  • Patient stories
  • Eczema triggers
  • Preparing for nursery/school
  • The itch-scratch cycle
  • How to talk to your GP


All content provided in the myeczemachild Support Programme has been written by both medical professionals and talkhealth, and has been certified by PIF as a Trusted Information Creator (sources of scientific evidence available on request). The programme 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 support programme, you should make an appointment to see your doctor. Always seek medical advice before changing your treatment routine. talkhealth does not endorse any specific products, brands, or treatments.