Dr Adele Heyer – Townsville Paediatrics
Dear Dr Adele, my child has eczema. What are the treatment options?
Eczema is a common skin condition and can be very disabling for some children. It makes the skin intensely itchy, dry and inflamed, especially during a flare. In general, frequently applied moisturisers are the mainstay in managing it. .
Flares should be recognised and treated early and are treated with steroid creams or antibiotics if infection is present. In some children an allergic trigger can be identified and avoided, but this is not always possible. Fortunately, eczema can improve with age in most children. Overall, a consistent and diligent daily skin routine will improve the skin’s integrity and reduce severity of symptoms.
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