Eczema And Your Child

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    Eczema may develop to different kinds of people. It can hit even the wealthiest person alive. All people are prone to acquiring this kind of disease. No one’s excuse; not even children.

    Survey says one out of ten children gets eczema. It appears, typically before the age of five. Upon seeing rashes on your kid, consult a pediatrician and a dermatologist immediately to confirm the diagnosis.

    Babies and children up to 5 years old get eczema on the forehead and cheeks, normally red, inflamed rashes with bumps. These become even painful for kids when the eczema develops with fluid-filled blisters that may eventually burst.

    For older children, eczema develops on knees, wrists, ankles and elbows like round red scaly patches.

    Bear in mind that your child needs not to be isolated from other people because eczema is not dangerous and contagious. So you don’t have to stop your kid from going to school. You can avoid the flare up by doing the following prevention and tips.

    • Give your child clothes made of cotton. This help the skin breathe and cool down. Also, the scratchy feeling in reduced as well.
    • Use mild and gentle soap with warm water when bathing. Fragrance free soaps are gentle on skin. Use a cloth to apply the soap and never rub the skin roughly.
    • Regular moisturizing of the skin could help. Use creams and ointments that are advised by the doctor to maintain the skin’s moisture and reduce irritability.
    • Tell your child to avoid scratching and rubbing the affected areas. This may just worsen the situation and in the long run, start up painful flare.
    • Make sure to keep your child’s nails trimmed down and clean.
    • Keep your environment clean and dust-free. Also restrict pets on some areas at home.

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