How to Manage Eczema

There are a number of ways in which you can manage eczema for both children and adults.

skin condition

  • Keep fingernails short to prevent scratching from breaking the skin and wear cotton mitts or gloves at night
  • Wearing 100 per cent cotton or soft fabrics – avoiding rough, scratchy fibres and tight clothing
  • Using rubber gloves with cotton liners
  • Having lukewarm baths and showers
  • Using hypoallergenic products and avoiding anything perfumed
  • Gently patting, not rubbing, the skin dry with a soft towel
  • Applying a moisturizer within three minutes after bathing to “lock in”  the moisture
  • Keep fingernails short to prevent scratching from breaking the skin and wear cotton mitts or gloves at night
  • Avoiding rapid changes of temperature and activities that raise a sweat
  • Reducing dust mites
  • Using sensitive skin washing powders and detergents.
  • Reducing daily stress
  • Learning your eczema triggers and how to avoid them
  • Developing and maintaining a daily skin routine

MOISTURIZE MOISTURIZE MOISTURIZE!!!

For help managing eczema at day care or school, download a School Pack or Call 1300 300 182 and we will send you a copy.

Eczema School Packs

The following publications are supplied free of charge; however, a donation to help with costs would be very much appreciated.

Letter to My School

Eczema School Pack

Understanding Eczema Multiple Languages*

EAA 25 Years Survey

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It is not the policy of the Eczema Association of Australasia Inc to recommend or endorse any product or treatment.
It is part of the role of the Association to provide information on a wide range of products and treatments to keep those involved with eczema as fully informed as possible as to all options available. For medical advice, consult your health professional.