Materials and tools
Discover our materials and tools Pamphlets, games, training, and more: we have all the tools you need to better understand and manage your disease. Certain resources provided here have been developed specifically for training healthcare professionals or for use in therapeutic education..
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The “Lola’s eczema” webseries
This webseries features five episodes, following the journey of young Lola as she deals with her chronic disease. Recognized at the 2018 Health Communication Festival.
The “How to apply your topical corticosteroid/emollient” pad
Each of these pads features 30 detachable sheets. With one for emollients and one for topical corticosteroids, they show children the proper methods for applying these treatments as instructed by healthcare professionals. Also available in a double-sided version.
The “How to apply your cream, in pictures” pad
This pad features 30 detachable sheets. It is perfect for therapeutic education centers or private consultation spaces in pharmacies. It uses a comic strip to show children with atopy the proper methods for hydrating their skin.
The “How to apply your cream, in pictures” poster
This poster can be displayed in private consultation spaces at pharmacies, therapeutic education centers or in waiting rooms at doctors’ offices. It features a comic strip to show the proper methods for hydrating skin.
Recommended for healthcare professionals, Topicop is a teaching aid that helps detect corticophobia through 12 questions exploring patients’ fears and beliefs.
Recommended for healthcare professionals, True-False is an educational tool to assess misconceptions about topical corticosteroids through 15 questions, and provide some answers.
The “Fingertip rule” booklet
Recommended for healthcare professionals, the Fingertip rule booklet provides a simple explanation of the right dose of topical corticosteroids to apply in order to improve the efficacy of topical treatments. In order to provide access to reading and care for all and to accompany the visually impaired in their daily lives, the card is also transcribed into Braille. Contact the Foundation to receive one.
The “Personalized Active Response” (PAR) sheet
Recommended for healthcare professionals, the PAR sheet is an educational tool designed to help patients understand the prescribed topical treatments. Based on the “I observe my skin and I take action” principle, this tool helps patients take control of their treatment so they understand what product to apply, and when and where to apply it.
School fact sheet
Recommended for healthcare professionals, the school sheet is intended for schools, activity centers and daycares to help inform staff and students at the child’s school and to offer practical advice.
Door hanger: how to apply your emollient and your topical treatment
This is a step-by-step guide to where, when, how and how much to use your topical treatment and emollient. It can be hung on a bathroom, closet or bedroom door to have it close by when you need it. Printable double-sided, it helps you find the right care routine to ensure correct use of your treatments.
The PO-SCORAD sheet explains how the PO-SCORAD mobile app works. The app helps users self-assess the severity of their atopic eczema and to track its progression over time. The follow-up graphs can be shared to provide updates on the patient’s skin condition between visits.
Recommended for healthcare professionals, the firefighter/mason labels identify the different tubes of topical treatments to help children become more independent and to make treatments easier to follow when the child sleeps away from home (holidays, shared custody arrangements, pajama parties, etc.) to ensure uninterrupted treatment.
Recommended for healthcare professionals, Module Training is an educational program that provides information on how to treat atopic eczema.
The PO-SCORAD lets patients self-assess the severity of their atopic eczema and track its progression over time. The follow-up graphs can be shared with healthcare professionals to provide updates on the patient’s skin condition between visits. Available on iOS, Android, Mac and Windows.
All videos by the Eczema Foundation
Find all our videos and playlists on our YouTube channel.
The “Pericles’ journey” manga
This manga tells the story of a teenager with atopy, recounting his struggles to talk about his skin disease with his friends and times when he isolated himself in order to hide his skin. It also explores the role of the people around you. This manga explains the disease in a way that is suitable for pre-teens and adolescents (ages 10 and up).
Online “Eczema and the sun” game
This online game tests your knowledge of the good habits to adopt in case of sun exposure.
The online Goose game
A multimedia version of the Goose game helps teach patients about daily skin care habits.
The Goose game
Developed for use by healthcare professionals, this fun therapeutic education tool helps young patients with atopy (ages 4 to 12 years) openly share their experiences with the disease. (The box includes the board, pieces and a die).
Recommended for healthcare professionals, this therapeutic education tool, referred to as “photo-expression”, is used to discuss patients’ depictions and experiences with this chronic disease. It is most useful in group sessions and is comprised of 42 cards highlighting the following themes: “What I’m feeling”: 15; “What I need” cards: 15; “What might help me” cards: 10 cards, developed in collaboration with the CHU Larrey atopy school in Toulouse.
The atopy clock
Adapted for use by healthcare professionals, this tool informs parents on the skin care routines for each time of the day. Parents can also use this fun tool to speak to their child about their disease and to help improve their daily life.
Girls/boys coloring book
Recommended for consultations, this book, with removable sheets, helps children identify where they are experiencing eczema patches and indicate them by coloring the drawing (pink book for girls and blue for boys). We recommend taking a photo of the drawing to compare it with the one completed during the following consultation.
This learning tool was designed for group educational sessions with children, teens and/or adults with eczema.
The "How to apply an emollient” pamphlet
This leaflet explains how to apply an emollient in order to keep the various areas of the body hydrated when treating a child with eczema.
The “Hugo and his skin: how can I explain the condition to Hugo and his classmates?” pamphlet
This pamphlet helps explain what atopic eczema is in simple terms to school staff and students.
The "My child has eczema” pamphlet
Written by a doctor, this pamphlet is intended for parents of school-aged children with eczema. It may help to explain the disease to teachers and avoid marginalization at school.
The eczema book
Recommended for healthcare professionals, the e-book is an illustrated educational tool designed to provide easy-to-understand information about atopic eczema to parents and patients.