Useful videos for eczema treatment

Below are some short videos about moisturisers (emollients) and topical corticosteroids (‘steroids’) that we think you may find helpful. The advice contained in them should not replace what your doctor or nurse has told you.

Please note that your doctor/nurse:

  • may not recommend use of bath oils
  • may Advise using steroids only once daily and for longer or shorter durations than suggested in this video
  • may disagree over whether moisturiser or steroid should be put on first. Most agree there should be a gap between the two, but again how long is uncertain, hence the advice on our WAP to allow at least 15 minutes (some say longer)

Children with mild eczema may need a lot less emollient than 250-500g/ml per week.

British Association of Dermatologists 
In association with Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and St John’s Institute of Dermatology
Has two videos, one on applying moisturisers and another on using topical steroids.

Birmingham Children’s Hospital 
Advice on bathing, application of moisturisers and topical steroids.

Sheffield’s Children’s Hospital 
How to apply emollients

Itchy Sneezy Wheezy 
Has several videos on looking after children with eczema, including how to use moisturisers and topical steroids.

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