Ego Supports Eczema Awareness Month 2016May 5, 2016
Eczema Awareness Month is about educating parents, teachers and school aged children, on the issues and facts around dealing with Eczema.
Run by the Eczema Association of Australasia Inc, this year’s campaign has been developed due to the rising concern around the number of school aged children being bullied about their eczema.
Eczema Awareness Month this year will run from the 1st – 31st May and hopes to bust the myths surrounding eczema.
President of the Eczema Association of Australasia Inc Cheryl Talent said “the campaign aims to address this serious issue with the introduction of a Community Service Announcement featuring ‘The Professor’ presenting Eczema for Dummies”.
Ego Pharmaceuticals – one of Australia’s leading skincare companies – has been a proud sponsor of the Eczema Association of Australasia Inc for many years, and is delighted to be backing the important messaging addressed in this year’s campaign.
Ms Talent was pleased to once again partner with the company, which has a long association with providing products that are suitable for use with eczema and sensitive skin through Australian pharmacy.
“While most children grow out of the condition, a small percentage may experience severe eczema into adulthood. The condition can not only affect the individual sufferer, but also their family and friends, so it’s in their best interest to know all the facts right from the start”, Cheryl said.
“We are pleased to be working with Ego whose QV range is suitable for use by eczema sufferers,” she said.
The Eczema Association Australasia Inc. provides support and education to their members, the general public and healthcare professionals. For more information or to register as a member visit www.eczema.org.au
Tips For Helping Manage Your Child’s Eczema
- Bathe children daily in a bath of tepid to warm water and always use a soap free oil. If you don’t have a bath at home, wash children daily in the shower in tepid to warm water and always use a soap free wash . Avoid soap based products or bubble bath which can dry out the skin. QV Bath Oil and QV Gentle Wash are both suitable for use with eczema.
- After bathing, pat the skin (rather than rubbing) with a soft towel leaving it slightly damp before applying a moisturiser.
- Moisturising the skin is very important, this helps keeps it supple and less likely to crack and also helps relieve itching associated with dryness.
- Learn your child’s eczema triggers and how to avoid them where possible.