Eczema In Children
Atopic eczema is the most common paediatric skin condition seen in our dermatology clinic. It often presents as itchy red rashes that are rough and scaly, typically affecting the face, neck, elbow and knee creases. The rashes may develop blisters or become infected. The skin condition, if not well controlled, may also affect sleep or school work.
We recommend seeing a dermatologist early in order to make an accurate diagnosis and to receive effective treatment. We will be able to confidently walk you through any potential exacerbating factors, identify any allergens, and advise on how to avoid triggers.
Effective treatment includes:
- Gentle cleanser and moisturisers to restore the skin barrier.
- Appropriate strength steroid creams or steroid free anti-inflammatory creams for effective control.
- In severe cases, antibiotics, anti-itch tablets, oral steroids, wet wraps, phototherapy or oral anti-inflammatory medicines may be required.
- The newest therapies such as oral JAK inhibitors and Dupilumab ( Dupixent) injections are also available for appropriate patients.
Eczema can often be frustrating to treat with intermittent flares. We will help you to understand your child’s condition and educate you on how best to manage and prevent flares effectively.