Create an Eczema School/Daycare kit. The list below is just a suggestion; feel free to add or remove items to suit your child’s particular needs.
Moisturising cream or lotion. We recommend Kenkay’s Dermatological Moisturising Lotion or Extra Relief Cream
A soap-free Wash (if your child cannot tolerate hand soap) like Kenkay’s Dermatological soap-free Body Wash
The sunscreen you use on your child
Adhesive bandages/Gauze pads
Protective clothing (Gloves, for handling materials that may irritate skin)
Written instructions on the above, triggers to avoid, limitations or special precautions on activities such as sports. Follow the schools procedure if medication is required.
Arrange a meeting to talk to your child’s teacher. A teacher who is educated about eczema can help your child cope with both the practical aspects of eczema, social and emotional issues that may arise.
Talk to your child. Communication is as important as medical treatment in helping your child cope with eczema. As you learn about eczema, teach your child what you know. It is also important to encourage your child to share with you, particularly when it comes to their feelings, or experiences outside the home and in school.
When home, try to manage your child's eczema as best you can. A good routine may be to bath and moisture as soon as they get home to firstly, remove any irritants on their skin and, secondly, to get moisture back into their skin
Disclaimer: Information provided is of a general nature only, and you should always consult your medical professional.
Information courtesy of the National Eczema Association - ECZEMA TOOLS FOR SCHOOL: A PARENT’S GUIDE