What is it?

Atopic eczema is a common chronic condition in children that significantly impacts the daily activities of the child and the parents.

The condition is typified by periods of worsening symptoms (exacerbations), sometimes resulting in lack of sleep, school absences or hospitalisation. Good, preventative skincare can substantially reduce the frequency and severity of these exacerbations and improve the quality of life of these young patients.

Information and care sessions

In 2014, the skincare sessions were awarded the MSD ‘health literacy award’ for its contribution to health awareness in patients.

Dr Leus and Dr Temmerman with the MSD ‘health literacy award’.

Who is it for?

Babies and children with atopic eczema, very dry skin and/or itchiness, and their parents.

What is it?

To improve understanding of the skin disorder, dermatologists and paediatricians jointly provide information and care sessions about this.

How does it work?

Together with their parents, children will receive further explanation about their condition. You learn how to deliver the right care for your child and how you can encourage them. The sessions are held in a pleasant environment and delivered in a playful manner by a paediatrician, dermatologist, nurse and a psychologist.

How do I register?

The sessions are only useful after proper screening is performed and a correct diagnosis has been made. Prior consultation with one of the dermatologists or paediatricians is required. The GP or specialist may register you too.


Participation costs €25. This is largely reimbursed by your health insurance fund.

More information?

Dermatology secretariat

Tel. +32 9 246 78 01
E-mail: secretariaat.huidziekten@azmmsj.be

Each problem is best discussed at an appointment. If the consultation was requested by your GP, please give the referral note to the dermatologist. For questions, you may contact the secretariat using the contact information listed above or at 09 383 69 08.

Paediatrics secretariat

Tel. +32 9 246 82 00

Our paediatricians conduct daily consultations at different locations. Consultations are available by appointment only through the central secretariat during office hours (from 8.15am to 12.30pm and 1.00 pm to 4.30pm).

Centres and specialist areas


Latest publication date: 05/02/2021
Supervising author: Dr Van Autryve Els, Dr Degraeuwe Jelle