Can my child catch eczema from other kids at school?

Is Eczema Contagious?


You cannot catch eczema from touching the skin of someone with eczema. Eczema is not contagious; it cannot be spread from one child to another. Eczema can make your child’s skin feel hot and itchy. It can be sore and weepy, making it hard to sleep.

Eczema affects an individual which varies in different people and comes in different forms. Eczema can be inherited from the parents or grandparents of affected children. If parents or other members of your family have allergies, their children are more likely to have allergies, asthma or eczema.

Eczema can be triggered by many different things such as heat, wool or scratchy feeling materials. Eczema can also be triggered by touching plants, animal fur, or chemicals used to clean your environment. Eczema can also flare up when you have a cold. The germs on your hands seem to cause the skin to be very sensitive.

If you child has eczema this should not present a problem in school or in day care facilities. Approach you child’s school or nursery and speak to your child’s teacher or staff. Explain that you child has eczema and steps they can use to prevent an outbreak. Ask if you child can be seated away from direct sunlight, this will prevent your child from getting too hot and itchy. There are products that are safe and non-toxic you can use to control your child’s eczema. They can be applied safely to your child’s skin without causing drowsiness. Some medicines used for treatment of eczema such as antihistamines can make your child a little drowsy in the morning. Our All Stop Eczema products can be used before and after school to prevent and control and outbreak of eczema.


Eczema Facts:

  • Eczema is a chronic skin disease often caused by abnormal functioning of the liver.
  • Skin may lose its natural tone and may become pale or have a whitish tint.
  • Eczema or atopic dermatitis is not at all contagious rather it is derived genetically or sometimes by the excessive use of cosmetics or bad food habit.
  • Eczema is actually caused by some forms of allergic reactions in the human body.
  • Eczema is one type of skin infection that is capable of having various forms of effects on those that are affected by it.
  • Eczema can pattern the hand in such a way that one begins to wonder at times if the rashes is not that of ringworm, the only difference is that the rashes caused by ringworm is not as reddish as the one caused by eczema.
  • Eczema is one skin problem that no one will want to show off at all (not the same way that tattoos are shown off).


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