Eczema (eg-zuh-MUH) is a medical condition in which one’s skin becomes rough and inflamed with blisters which would cause itching and bleeding. There are several types of eczema: atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, nummular eczema, seborrheic dermatitis and asis dermatitis. Normally, when we visit a dermatologist we often ask whether it is a type of allergic reaction or something similar, but it’s not! There are a combination of eczema factors such as one’s genetic inheritance, an abnormality in the immune system, and also the environment. Talking about one’s inheritance, it is scientifically proven that eczema is a type of condition that can be passed down in the family. There are also times when one’s environment has a role in developing eczema. Often, the individual are more likely to develop this disease if they are in a higher social class, live in areas with higher pollution and live in colder climates. Our title clearly mentions the survival tips for baby with eczema. It’s easy to confuse baby eczema (infant eczema) with cradle cap. Cradle cap is less scaly and red and it usually clears up by 8 months, while eczema is uncertain. When babies grow older, their eczema usually subsides though some practically live with it. It shows up as patches of red or dry skin. The skin is almost always itchy and rough, too. Babies can get the condition just about anywhere on their body. Most often, it affects their cheeks and the joints of their arms and legs.
As scary as it sounds, eczema specifically to babies are completely treatable. The number one key to staying healthy while living with this disease is by keeping the symptoms under control. As parents, you should know the factors that trigger your baby’s eczema. Knowing these triggers are very important as it is rather diverse. You should also implement a regular bathing and moisturizing routine. Shower creams, gels or anything similar sometimes make one’s skin really dry as it takes away all the moisture in our skin. This normally trigger itching, redness and more. Parents should find a mild soap specifically for children with eczema that will not harm the baby. Eczema often happens when the body makes too few fatty cells called ceramides. Moisturizing is rather necessary for babies with eczema as the lacking of these fatty cells make the baby’s skin rather dry. Parents should moisturize the baby’s skin as deliberate as possible. Dry skin can make a baby more itchy. Low humidity, especially during winter when homes are well-heated and the air is dry, is a cause.
Babies with eczema tend to scratch the itchy parts of their skin and parents should know the hazard of doing this. It could result to infections on the baby’s skin. Parents can obtain over the counter (OTC) medicine as prescribed to stop the infection from affecting other parts of the skin. Parents who has never gone through eczema should cultivate a care team of providers who are expert in treating eczema to help you find the right treatment for your baby. Furthermore, parents should avoid buying clothes made out of wool or any itchy fabrics for your babies. Cotton is highly suggested for people who goes through eczema. Think scratchy wool clothes, polyester, perfumes, body soaps, and laundry soaps. These can all trigger symptoms.
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