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*

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