Baths and moisturizers play an important role in treating eczema. By bathing and moisturizing your child’s skin as your dermatologist recommends, you can:
- Ease your child’s discomfort
- Decrease eczema flares
- Improve your child’s response to treatment
- Reduce the need for medicine
In this section, you'll find skin care advice that dermatologists give parents.
Baths and moisturizers
Dermatologists' tips to relive dry skin, itch
Moisturizer is especially important. Using a cream or ointment will generally be more effective than lotions at relieving the dry skin.
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