Eczema care: Bathing

Eczema care: Bathing

Bathing can be really helpful for children with eczema. Bathing once a day helps to clean the skin and prepares the skin for creams after the bath.

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Bathing can be really helpful for children with eczema. Bathing once a day helps to clean the skin and prepares the skin for creams after the bath.

Remember:

  • use a moisturising wash or soap substitute
  • don’t use soap or bubble bath
  • pat the skin dry; don’t share towels
  • apply eczema creams immediately after the bath
  • if your child still has red, itchy, active eczema please see your doctor or nurse

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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 12 January 2016.
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