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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How can I relive my daughters eczema?

    Her eczema does not respond to cortizone (1%), Oats or anything with it in it seems to make her itch more. Use Cetaphil (helps when mild), ice packs and moisturise (if she allows), she says nothing takes the itch away.

    Has molluscan contagioum (water warts) on the back of knees as well now which I think itch.

    In remote are of NW so dermatologist only visits every 3 months and awaiting his viewing. Will fly to Perth if needed!
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    The role of the Eczema Association of Australasia Inc (EAA) is to be a supportive body for eczema sufferers and carers, to increase public awareness … View Profile

    For some eczema sufferers, there seems to be no solution to their itch!!
    One tip is that you could try placing a chux cloth in a shallow bowl with a couple of pinches of salt and leaving in the refrigerator - when she has a particularly itchy bit - wrap the squeezed chux around the itchy bit to alleviate the itch.
    Another tip is to store her mosturiser in the refrigerator - then when you moisturise her the cool cream is soothing to the itch.
    Many sufferers need to take antihistamines to help control the itch - ask your GP which one would be suitable for her age.
    Also, for most children it is more effective to distract them when they are itchy rather than telling them not to scratch.
    For more tips and information contact us on 1300 300 182.

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