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Infected eczema

When children have infected eczema, their skin becomes weepy and crusted. They may also have:


If you suspect your child has infected eczema, they must see a doctor or nurse as soon as possible. They will need antibiotics to treat the infection.

Your GP may prescribe potassium permanganate to help dry out your child's skin if it is weepy. They will also advise you on how to use it.

These information leaflets give more advice on infected eczema and bleach baths, which can help to treat infected eczema.

On the next page: More information about child eczema

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed March 2017.


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Review key: HIEXC-14148