Also known as Atopic Dermatitis, eczema is a very common condition causing dry and itchy skin. It tends to run in families, and is frequently associated with disorders such as asthma and allergic rhinitis (hay fever).


We offer a wide range of treatment options tailored to be as safe and easy to follow as possible. These may include changes to your lifestyle and the way you look after your skin; prescription creams; phototherapy; or oral medications. Exciting advances have been made recently, with new treatments trialed with good results. Nevertheless, further trials are required before they become available in Australia. See if you’re a candidate for new treatments with our experienced dermatologists at Q Dermatology.

We can also investigate causative factors such as contact allergies or reactions to medications.

To help you manage itchy skin:

  • Keep fingernails short to reduce trauma from scratching
  • Avoid excessively hot water in baths and showers
  • Use an emollient (moisturiser) regularly after bathing
  • Avoid highly fragranced and plant products which may irritate the skin
  • Take action to reduce household dust mites

Find further information on eczema at the Eczema Association.

For babies and children with eczema, please read The Royal Children’s Hospital guidelines on bleach baths and eczema care.