3 Easy Steps When Caring For Your Child With Eczema

3 Easy Steps When Caring For Your Child With Eczema

There are 3 really important steps when caring for your child with eczema: using lots of moisturiser; bathing once a day and using steroids when your child's skin has active eczema. Watch the video to see these steps in action.  

Share

Can't see this video on YouTube? Try viewing it on Vimeo

Video transcript

There are 3 really important steps when caring for your child with eczema.

Moisturiser

 The more often you use it, the better.

Bathing

This can be really helpful. Bathing once a day cleans the skin and prepares the skin for creams after the bath.

Steroids

If your child's skin has red, itchy and active eczema, please see your doctor or nurse.

These are really important if your child's skin has active eczema and is red and itchy. Steroids can help to soothe the skin and allow it to heal and become comfortable again.

Always remember, if your child still has red, itchy and active eczema, please see your doctor or nurse.

See the rest of the eczema care videos

Moisturisersbathing and steroids ...

Video thumbnail image showing family ina  consultation with a doctorVideo thumbnail image showing 2 children in bath and mum pouring water over one child's headVideo thumbnail image showing a mother and her child

Print out an eczema action plan

Take the action plan (PDF, 204KB) with you when you see your child's doctor. Or, ask your doctor to print it out. Ask the doctor to mark on the diagram where you should put moisturiser and topical steroids on your child's skin.

Thumbnail eczema care plan

Find out how bleach baths can help

Antiseptic baths 2 times a week can help prevent infection and improve eczema. Find out how to use bleach baths.

See when and how to use bleach baths for your child with eczema

Check all eczema content

See all the content on eczema

Acknowledgements

Our grateful thanks to the family in consultation with Dr Diana Purvis, Dermatologist, Starship Hospital, and all the other families whose generosity was essential in the making of these videos. Thanks also to Kidzhealth (private paediatric care) and to Allergy NZ for providing facilities and support for filming. 

The information and video on this eczema page have been developed and approved by the Clinical Reference Group for the Paediatric Society NZ's Eczema Clinical Network.

Tags
Eczema

This page last reviewed 15 October 2018.

Call Healthline on 0800 611 116 any time of the day or night for free health advice when you need it