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Eczema

Eczema (you say, ex-ma) is also known as dermatitis (you say, der-ma-ty-tis). Eczema is not an infection. Your child cannot give eczema to another child. Your child cannot get eczema from another child. Eczema is patches of dry itchy skin that become red. In children eczema is common behind the knees and on arms, hands, neck and face. Sometimes children stop getting eczema when they get older.

What to do?

  • Keep the skin moisturised to help stop it itching and cracking.
  • Moisturise if the skin is dry. This may be many times a day.
    • Use an emollient (you say, e-mole-e-int) cream such as fatty cream or non-ionic cream. Your doctor can prescribe these creams.
    • Use creams without perfume as perfumes can make the skin sting and itch.
    • Make sure your hands are clean before applying eczema creams.
    • Do not put your hands in tubs of creams as this can spread germs.
    • Spoon out what you need and put this on a dish or paper towel.
  • Keep the skin clean.
  • Use soap-free cleaners (such as non-ionic cream) instead of soap.
  • Keep your child's nails short and clean.
  • If your child has eczema and swims in the sea or a pool, when they finish swimming wash off the salt water or chlorinated water, as the salt and chlorine can dry out their skin.

Medicines For Eczema
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