Meet Helen - a girl with eczema. Helen invites readers to learn about this skin condition from her perspective, describing how it feels to have itchy and inflamed skin nearly all the time. She explains how different creams, ointments and other treatments can help her skin to feel better and lets readers know about other ways she can be helped and supported.
This illustrated book is ideal for young people aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and nurses. It is also an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.
About the Author
Julie Collier and her daughter have both suffered with eczema since they were around 4 months old. She is a volunteer media contact with the National Eczema Society, helping to raise awareness of the condition and to reach out to others to let them know they are not alone. Julie also does voluntary work with other charities. She lives in the West Midlands, UK.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Margaret Cox, Chief Executive, National Eczema Society. Acknowledgements. 1. Introducing Helen, who has eczema. 2. What is eczema?. 3. What can make eczema worse?. 4. How eczema affects school. 5. How eczema affects home. 6. How eczema affects friendships. 7. Treatments for eczema. 8. How family and friends can help. 9. How school can help. 10. Other disorders related to eczema. Other organisations and websites.