Skin care: Does it help treat eczema?

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Baths and moisturizers play an important role in treating eczema.

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


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Fast track it: Quiz and expert tips

Do you know how to use skin care to help heal eczema?


Moisturizer is especially important. Using a cream or ointment will generally be more effective than lotions at relieving the dry skin.


Reference
Eichenfield, LF, Tom WL, et al. “Part 2: Guidelines of Care for the Management and Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis with Topical Therapies.” J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Jul;71(1):116-32.