It’s National Eczema week 15th – 23rd September 2012 to coinside with this a new website developed by E45 the National Eczema Society that hopes to help parents manage childhood eczema.
Eczema effects one in five children in the UK and is notoriously difficult to manage due to the recurrent flare ups associated with the condition. Thankfully there are multiple treatment options available, such as dermatologists who offer eczema treatment in London to help control and manage the condition. For many however eczema comes in many different forms and of different severities so it can be difficult to know exactly what treatment will be best. The new online eczema support programme therefore hopes to help parents monitor and check their child’s eczema with tips to ensure the very best results from emollient treatments and even the option to request telephone advice from a trained National Eczema Society Nurse.
Margaret Cox, chief executive of the NES comments “Emollient’s can be very effective to keep eczema under control and in some cases can reduce the need for stronger treatments like steroid creams. The problem is, emollients MUST be used correctly and parents don’t always get the support and education they need to do this, meaning many parents don’t achieve the full benefits. The new 3 step treatment plan emphasises the 3 basic rules of using emollients, if parents strive to get these right, they should see an improvement in their child’s skin which will in turn help them feel much more in control of the condition.”
1 E45 survey in conjunction with the National Eczema Society questioning 171 parents of children with eczema 2012
2 NHS Choices – Atopic Eczema http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Eczema-(atopic)/Pages/Introduction.aspx
3 NICE. Atopic eczema in children: Management of atopic eczema in children from birth up to the age of 12 years. CG57 (2007). Available atwww.nice.org.uk
4 RB Data on file. Protocol no. 0913401. 2012
E45 product information: The experts at E45 have developed a range of emollient products suitable for children and babies to help you manage your child’s eczema effectively;