Do Not Be Afraid Of Eczema In Children. Use A Good Treatment To Control This Condition

Do Not Be Afraid Of Eczema In Children. Use A Good Treatment To Control This Condition

10 Dec 2021 | 2 min Read

Dr Prashant Kariya

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Eczema is a dermatological condition mostly affecting babies. Different types of eczema affect the babies, the most common type is atopic dermatitis. There’s no specific reason for developing eczema in babies. It could be due to some environmental factors or genetic factors like a family history of hay fever, asthma, specific allergies, or eczema.

When the immune system gets dysfunctional due to certain factors, it leads to impaired ability of the skin to hold moisture and damages the skin barrier.

Eczema in babies starts with the formation of flaky, crusty red patches on the scalp and face followed by dry red rashes around the mouth, and on the cheek, and forehead in a couple of weeks.

Over the age when the baby starts crawling, they can start developing similar rashes on and around the elbow, the backside of the knee, followed by the neck, and the area surrounding the eyes.

Few ways to treat and control eczema:

  • Give a lukewarm water bath to your baby daily for around 15 mins. Use non-soap cleansers. Avoid using soap.
  • Pat dry the baby’s skin after bathing. Do not rub the skin.
  • Apply moisturizing cream or petroleum gel all over the body immediately after bathing the baby.
  • In case, the doctor has prescribed any medicated component to apply on the rash, apply it before moisturizing the baby’s skin.
  • Avoid using harsh fabric detergents on baby clothes.
  • Use clothes that are 100% cotton or made of soft fabrics.
  • Prevent your baby from scratching on the rashed area. Scratching can lead to further infection.
  • Use medicated ointments and creams (steroidal or non-steroidal) suggested by the doctor regularly on the rashes to heal them faster.
  • Give a bleach bath to your baby (if suggested by the doctor). Soaking your baby in bleach-water 2-3 times a week for around 10 mins can reduce the eczema infection.

#Eczema #kidshealth

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