How Using Moisturiser Helps Children With Eczema

How Using Moisturiser Helps Children With Eczema

Find out how you can reduce eczema's impact on your child's quality of life. Use lots of moisturiser - at least twice a day, more if possible. Use it all over the body, including the face.


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Video transcript

Using lots of moisturiser many times a day is really important for children with eczema. 


  • use lots of moisturiser
  • use it at least twice a day - more if possible
  • use it all over the body, including the face
  • if your child still has red, itchy, active eczema please see your doctor or nurse

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See the KidsHealth eczema action plan page for the English and Samoan versions.  

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Our grateful thanks to the family in consultation with Dr Diana Purvis, Dermatologist, Starship Hospital, and all the other families whose generosity was essential in the making of these videos. Thanks also to Kidzhealth (private paediatric care) and to Allergy NZ for providing facilities and support for filming. 

The information and video on this eczema page have been developed and approved by the Clinical Reference Group for the Paediatric Society NZ's Eczema Clinical Network, Te Rōpū Kiripai Hapori.


This page last reviewed 13 June 2022.

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