Eczema care: 3 easy steps

Eczema care: 3 easy steps

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.  

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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 – 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, 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

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.

This page last reviewed 16 January 2016.
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