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About us

Formed in 1975, The National Eczema Society has two principal aims: first, to provide people with independent and practical advice about treating and managing eczema; secondly, to raise awareness of the needs of those with eczema with healthcare professionals, teachers and the government.

Our Commitment to You

We are committed to making life easier for the 1 in 5 children and 1 in 12 adults who suffer from eczema through providing our Helpline and information services. We rely entirely on general public and company donations to fund our work as well as Membership subscriptions.

When you join the Society, you will receive additional help and support including our quarterly magazine Exchange which contains a wealth of useful articles and information for people of all ages including an “Ask the Expert” feature.

Our Helpline is the first point of contact for anyone affected by eczema, providing support and guidance on eczema management and treatment.

Learning to manage your eczema or your child’s is an important part of coping and living with the condition. It is often helpful to meet other people who are in a similar position as they can offer support through personal experience together with practical help and tips. The Society provides access to a network of local support groups across the UK.

The National Eczema Society has produced a number of information packs to help teachers promote better understanding of the condition and how if affects children with eczema.

As well as providing information and support to patients, parents and teachers, the Society also produces help and support specifically for healthcare professionals through a dedicated telephone and email Helpline and a programme of Study Days.

Currently, there is no cure for eczema. Finding a cure would significantly transform the lives of over 6 million sufferers in the UK, of which 15-20% are school children. The National Eczema Society supports funding research into eczema.

About us...

We are committed to making life easier for the 1 in 5 children and 1 in 12 adults who suffer from eczema.