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Eczema Skin Care Tips to Help Children Feel Better (With Video)

Posted: December 14, 2012


While most children’s eczema does not have a clear cause, such as an allergy, dermatologists say most eczema will improve with good skin care. Research shows that by treating the eczema, the better the skin can function.

“With eczema, the skin can become very dry, itchy and crack, which lets in germs that can cause skin infections,” says Dr. Amanda Friedrichs, a board-certified dermatologist in private practice in Sycamore, Ill. “With treatment, the protective barrier of the skin can be restored. Good skin care can go a long way in helping the skin heal and prevent infection.”

To reduce the severity of and frequency of eczema flare-ups in children, Friedrichs recommends parents follow these tips:

Bathing Tips

Tips for Choosing a Moisturizer

Skin Care Tips

Clothes Washing

“Good skin care is a key part of gaining control of your child’s eczema,” says Friedrichs. “If skin care has not been a regular part of your child’s treatment, you should make an appointment for your child to see a board-certified dermatologist."

For more information on managing atopic dermatitis, visit the American Academy of Dermatology's website by clicking here.