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Looking after a child diagnosed with eczema

The key to looking after a child with eczema is to ensure their skin is always well-moisturised. A child with eczema cannot overdose on moisturiser!

What can I do?

Learn more by reading these online resources about eczema.

Who can help?

The following people and organisations may be involved in your child's healthcare.

General practice team

If you need to find a GP, you can search on this map.


Your GP may refer your child to the Christchurch Hospital Dermatology Department, where they will be seen as outpatient.

If you prefer, you can pay to see a private dermatologist. You can find a private dermatologist on Healthpages or Healthpoint

On the next page: Treating eczema in children

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed March 2017.


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