Did you know that 1 in 10 children in the US have eczema?
With so many children living with eczema, we wanted to hear from our members how eczema directly impacts the quality of life of their school-age children, and their entire family.
Thanks to the nearly 600 people who responded, we learned that eczema not only negatively impacts their child’s health, it also impacts day-to-day life in challenging ways, including at school.
Parents and caregivers who responded shared that:
We’re Here to Help
To help support families and individuals with eczema, the National Eczema Association (NEA) has developed a number of online resources from information about basic skin care and managing triggers to an eczema toolkit to help support parents of school-age children. This toolkit, called Tools for School, explains the basics of eczema, from what it is to how to best support and empower children with eczema while in school. There is a guide specifically for parents, and one for educators — each provide resources and tools to help increase eczema awareness, understanding, and acceptance of children with eczema at school.
Tools for School guides are free — we encourage you to share it at home and with your child’s educators to help create a happier and healthier school experience. Download Tools for School at nationaleczema.org/school.