Eczema How to Help Your Child Feel Better

Viksha Skin Clinic In Ahmedabad

For most of the children eczema doesn't have clear cause such as an allergy.

  • Most eczema will improve with good skin care
  • Following tips can reduce the frequency and severity of your child's flare ups:

  • Bath your child in warm water not in hot water and limit your child's bath time to 5-10 minutes
  • Use a mild and fragrance free cleanser only when needed
  • If your child's skin is frequently infected, twice weekly bleach both may be beneficial. Discuss this option with your child's dermatologist
  • After bathing gently pat your child's skin partially dry
  • If the child has medicine that you apply to the skin, use the medicine as directed and apply when your child's skin is almost dry
  • Then apply moisturiser on top of the medicine and rest of the child's skin

  • For best result apply a thick cream or moisturiser twice a day. This prevents dryness & After cracking It also can decrease the need of eczema medication

  • Some children do better with fragrance free products
  • Petroleum jelly is inexpensive, fragrance free product that works well with many children
  • Keep temperature and humidity level comfortable and avoid the situations where air is extremely dry or where your child is sweating or overheat. This is the most common trigger of the itch-scratch cycle.

  • If your child has severe itching or scratching ask your child's dermatologist about wet wrap therapy. This will reduce the skin swelling and lessen desire to scratch
  • Keep your child's fingernail short & smooth
  • This decreases the likelihood that scratching will puncture the skin
  • Putting cotton gloves at night on your child's hand may help to prevent scratching during sleep.

    CLOTHING WASHING TIPS:

  • Use laundry products made for sensitive skin. Sented fabric softener or dryer tribute to skin irritation
  • Use enough water for adequate cleansing the clothes and use recommended amount of detergent
  • Buy clothes without tags since tags can rub against the skin causing irritation
  • Wash your child’s new clothes before wearing this will remove excess dyes & fabric which irritate the skin

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