Caring for your baby or small child with eczema

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Caring for your baby or small child with eczema

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on managing eczema in babies and young children. Eczema is a common condition that affects many families, and we understand the challenges it brings. Our new factsheet, “Caring for your baby or small child with eczema,” is designed to provide you with easy-to-follow advice and practical tips to help you care for your child’s sensitive skin.

Fact sheet

Caring for your baby or small child with eczema.  Medically reviewed and easy-to-follow information.

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Help for carers and parents.

This factsheet has been carefully co-designed with input from maternal health nurses, parents and carers, dermatologists, and other health professionals. This collaborative approach ensures that the information is both medically accurate and practically relevant for everyday care.

In this factsheet, you will find valuable information on why eczema occurs, the role of genetics and immune system factors, and debunk common myths about food-related triggers. We offer clear guidance on daily skin care routines, from moisturising to bathing, and explain how to effectively manage eczema flares with safe treatments. Additionally, you’ll learn when to seek professional help and discover useful resources like our Eczema Care Plan and Online Toolkit. At Eczema Support Australia, we are dedicated to supporting you and your child through every step of managing eczema.

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Eczema in Babies

Eczema affects children of all ages, including babies. Caring for babies with eczema can be challenging and can have a profound impact on your entire family, but one of the best ways to care for a baby with eczema is to develop a deep understanding of the condition. This will empower you and your family with the knowledge to make the best decisions for your child. 

There is currently no cure for eczema.  The good news is that eczema tends to get better with age. In the meantime, there is a lot you can do to control eczema so your child can enjoy life.

Taking a few small steps, like using eczema creams for babies such as moisturisers and flare control creams, can make a big difference to the quality of life of your child and family. Visit our online Toolkit to find out the best way to care for you or your child’s eczema.

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Eczema in Children

It can be tough to watch your child face the challenges of eczema, but with support and guidance, they can overcome the hurdles associated with this condition. Eczema Support Australia understands what it’s like to live with eczema and can help your child overcome the difficulties and thrive in their community through connection, information and advocacy. 

Eczema treatment for children varies depending on their individual condition. It can present differently in children than in babies and can appear anywhere on their bodies. In lighter skin, eczema may look red.  In darker skin, eczema may look grey, purple or brown.

By seeking an eczema management plan from a health professional and utilising resources from Eczema Support Australia, you can help your child find relief and manage their condition effectively. Visit our online Toolkit to find out the best way to care for you or your child’s eczema.

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Eczema in children

FAQ's

Eczema is a condition that makes skin itchy. In lighter skin, eczema may look red. In darker skin, eczema may look grey, purple or brown. The skin can be dry and sometimes flaky. This should improve as you get control of your baby’s eczema.