how do I care for my child’s eczema?
- by Petra Jelinkova
Looking after your child’s eczema can take a lot of time and involve using many different products. Not to mention all the different treatments we try before we hopefully find ones which make a difference and help us manage their eczema. The key to managing eczema is all about keeping eczema skin moisturised, hydrated and nourished.
what’s the most effective way to treat your child’s eczema?
The most effective treatment for you child’s eczema is putting moisture back into the skin.
what’s the best way to put moisture into you child’s eczema skin?
- bathing with eczema
Give your eczema child at least one bath or shower every day as stated by the National Eczema Association. Bathe in lukewarm water (hot water can irritate sensitive skin), and for no longer than ten minutes. Use a very gentle wash cloth, for example microfibre, and stay away from scrubs and harsh sponges. Bubble baths and some bath products can irritate eczema skin, a product which helps hydrate eczema skin while in the bath, like itchy baby co. bath soak, may help your bub as part of your eczema management plan.
- moisturising after the bath for eczema
When you get your eczema bub out of the bath, don’t completely pat them dry. While the skin is still wet moisturise straight away. Moisturising straight after the bath (within three minutes) will also help trap the water into the skin so it’s less dry.
- using prescription creams for eczema
Make sure you use any eczema prescription creams on your eczema bub’s skin before you apply the moisturiser. Use these medications only as they have been directed by your doctor.
- moisturising and eczema
Moisturise your eczema bub all over their body, not just where you have applied any prescription creams. Use your moisturiser generously and rub it in a downward motion, this is less irritating for eczema skin. Using a moisturiser a few times a day will hydrate their eczema skin as well as help form a barrier to keep nasties out.
This blog post was brought to you and your bub with love from Julia and the itchy baby co. team. X
Disclaimer: Information provided is of a general nature only, and you should always consult your medical professional