Questions about childhood eczema? Ask our experts online!

10 Sep 2018 11:40:33.100

Parents with concerns about their child’s eczema are being given the chance to ‘ask the experts’ through a special live online Q&A session being organised as part of National Eczema Week (15thSeptember to 23rdSeptember).

Professor Hywel Williams (Consultant Dermatologist) and Sandra Lawton (Dermatology Nurse Consultant) from the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Evidence-Based Dermatologywill be on hand to share their knowledge and answer questions about childhood eczema in the online session on Thursday 20th September 4pm-5.30pm UK time. 

Topics being covered in segments of 10 to 15 minutes will include: 

  • Getting the best out of your topical treatments
  • What if my child’s treatments aren’t working?
  • Eczema and school/nursery
  • Eczema and the weather/seasons
  • Eczema and diet
  • Practical tips for living with eczema
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Professor Hywel Williamssaid: “Even though eczema now affects one in five children, you don’t hear much about it in the media, and there are so few opportunities to ask professionals your questions.

“In order to put this right, Nurse Consultant Sandra Lawton and I are going to make ourselves available in a webinar so that you can ask us all your burning questions about eczema. Sandra and I have worked with parents and children with eczema for over 40 years and we have done a lot of research in the area.

“Most important of all, we are completely independent of any for-profit organisation, so the answers you get will be based on research where possible or practical experience where the research is not so good.”

This event is being run in conjunction with the Nottingham Support Group for Carers of Children with Eczema, a collaboration between dermatology experts from The University of Nottingham, NHS and carers of children with eczema which provides support and information for families touched by eczema.

Places are free of charge, but are limited, and allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Participants can submit questions beforehand or during the session and will receive an email nearer the event with joining instructions.

Anyone interested in taking part must register online via


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