8 Facts You Should Know About Eczema in Children

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Dealing with Eczema in children can be very difficult and tiring. Here are 8 facts that should help you to manage.

  1. Eczema Appears within the first  6 months thru 5 years of life.
  2. AD (Atopic Dermatitis) is a condition that begins in the immune system. It is the most common form of Eczema.
  3. Eczema and allergies go hand in hand. When your child’s allergies flare up, so does their eczema. Atopic Dermatitis exist with other allergic conditions such as asthma and hay fever.
  4. Dry skin, stress, laundry detergents, shampoo, and bubble baths are among some of the things that can make Atopic Dermatitis worse.
  5. Infant and toddler eczema may be worse during winter months due to dry air.
  6. Understanding your child trippers may help to manage their eczema.
  7. Bathing is key. Moisturize your child within three minutes after a bath, that is when it is most effective.
  8. Lotions, creams and ointments should be applied at least twice a day.

If your child’s condition worsens consult their doctor. In most cases they can be prescribed a steroidal ointment or cream that should get the job done.

All information is for educational purposes only and are from my personal experiences.  This information is not intended for medical use. Consult your doctor for medical advice.

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