Help managing your child’s eczema

In addition to the treatment plan provided by your doctor, here are a few more tips that may help you manage your child’s eczema:

ENVIRONMENT

Avoid cold, dry air and situations where they may sweat and overheat

LAUNDRY TIPS

  • Use laundry detergents and cleaning products that do not contain preservatives, dyes, or fragrances
  • Avoid scented fabric softener or dryer sheets
  • Wash new clothes before use

BATH TIME

  • Avoid bubble baths and harsh soaps
  • Bathe in warm, not hot, water
  • Limit bath time to 5-10 minutes
  • Bathe up to once a day
  • Apply moisturizer to damp skin shortly after bathing

SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD

  • Make sure your child knows they aren’t alone—many
    people have eczema
  • Reassure your child’s friends that they can’t “catch” eczema
  • Talk with your child's teachers so that they may be prepared, and understand what your child is experiencing

Eczema is a chronic and common condition, and there is no cure. See more facts about eczema.