Who to turn to
999 - Emergency
Eczema is primarily caused by dry skin and can be very distressing for a child to deal with, especially at night when the skin can get hotter and itchier.
All you need to know about Eczema from Dr Dawn Harper.
What to do
It is important to see your GP and get a formal diagnosis and a treatment plan for your child to ensure the best care is given.
There is a lot you can do at home to ease the condition for your child. Learn more here on how to stop the itch.
Things to remember
If the skin starts to weep or bleed it may have become infected, therefore your child would potentially need antibiotics.
A good skin care routine using the right products can mean the difference between eczema, which is controlled, and eczema, which is not.
Word from our GP
“Try and moisturise your child 20 minutes before bed so that the cream has time to sink in properly meaning they will have a more rested nights sleep."