back to school with eczema

Have you ever picked up your child from school to find them stained in a rainbow of paint, covered in dirt, wearing their lunch and attached to the hip of their little mate? Learning, playing and making friends is part of what makes school both fun and challenging for kids.

Eczema can spoil the fun of daily classroom activities so it's important that your child doesn't feel embarrassed, excluded or distracted by the itch. Managing eczema in the school yard is more than making sure they have the right remedies to squash the scratch, it's all about conversation. First thing’s first. It's important that your child understands the reasons why they need to use treatments for their condition at school. Encourage them to share their experience with their ‘itchies’ every day, so you know what to help them avoid.

ECZEMA CAN SPOIL THE FUN OF DAILY CLASSROOM

ACTIVITIES SO IT'S IMPORTANT THAT YOUR CHILD

DOESN'T FEEL EMBARRASSED

It's just as important for your child to understand their condition as it is for their teacher. Discuss when, how and what kinds of medication need to be taken if your child experiences an eczema flare up. Write up a list of learned triggers like foods or substances (such as glue) and give it to their teacher for reference.

back to school

Product: Moisturiser for Sensitive Skin 250ml

Kids shouldn't miss out on the fun stuff because of their skin condition. If sweaty sports or activities in the sandpit are bound to trigger your child's eczema, find out what other activities they enjoy and suggest to their teacher some alternative options such as music, crafts or indoor games.

Everyone’s skin is different so this will determine what remedies you pack with your child in their school bag. A moisturiser, ointment, bandages and gloves (for handling crafty materials) are a good start towards a school survival pack to help manage eczema. It will also give you peace of mind knowing that eczema won’t dampen the fun.