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What Are The Treatment Options for a Child with Eczema?

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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My Daughter Has Eczema. What is the Treatment?

Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy

Dear Matthew, my daughter has eczema. What is the treatment?

Eczema is an inherited condition. It usually presents as patches of skin which can be dry, red, scaly and usually very itchy. In addition, it varies in severity from quite mild to very serious forms, which sometimes require hospitalisation.

This condition is usually treated by moisturisers and steroid creams. Unfortunately, it can be a bit of trial and error to find which cream is going to work for your child. Alongside this treatment, it is also very important to avoid soaps, hot water and other irritants. This is because they will dry out the skin and worsen the symptoms.

Read more about childhood eczema here.