Eczema Care For Your Toddler

Eczema Care For Your Toddler (Video Series)

Eczema is uncomfortable and itchy but there are steps you can take to ease your toddler’s suffering – check out these videos.

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Did you know 70% of people will get eczema at some point in their lives? Our videos show you how to manage eczema and ease an outbreak for your little one.

The Three Steps of Eczema Care

Viewing time: 1m 33s

What you will learn:

  • There are 3 really important steps when caring for your child with eczema
  • Moisturising (the more often you use it, the better);
  • Bathing (bathing once a day cleans the skin and prepares the skin for creams after the bath);
  • Steroids (these are really important if your child’s skin has active eczema and is red and itchy)


Viewing time: 2m 32s

What you will learn:

  • Skin has an important role protecting us from the outside world
  • Applying lots of moisturiser many times a day reduces inflammation and supports the natural barrier functions of skin
  • Skin with eczema can get infected easily
  • Moisturiser can be used all over the body including the face


Viewing time: 1m 52s

What you will learn:

  • Bath time can be a lot of fun and really helpful for eczema as it cleans the skin
  • Don’t use soap or shower gel to wash the skin – use a moisturiser or non-soap substitute
  • Pat dry rather than rub


Viewing time: 2m 14s

What you will learn:

  • Steroid creams are safe and essential for eczema care
  • If your child’s skin has active eczema and is red and itchy, topical steroids can help to soothe that and allow the skin to heal and become comfortable again
  • They’re used alongside other important eczema treatments, particularly moisturizers and avoidance of soap

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