Eczema: Tools for School
Today, more than one million school-age children in the United States are suffering from severe eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis). Eczema is a chronic disease that causes itchy, inflamed skin. Although eczema is not contagious, symptoms like scaling, rashes and open sores can cause social and emotional issues that make life even more difficult for young children already dealing with a challenging disease.
The National Eczema Association has developed Eczema: Tools for School to help parents, educators and students learn more about eczema. By working together, we can raise awareness, increase understanding, and give children with eczema a happy, healthy school experience.
Eczema: Tools for School includes comprehensive guides for parents and educators, a series of fact pages covering everything from background information on eczema to strategies for managing eczema in the classroom. We encourage you to distribute these materials to raise awareness and understanding of eczema. By doing this, you will help make school a better place for children with eczema.