Curing Baby Eczema

Curing Baby Eczema

Knowing your baby has eczema and yet not knowing what to do to help them can be a very hard thing to deal with. It can be painful for you as parents to see your poor child suffering with childhood eczema and even though you may see your baby’s doctor they may not give you anything that can help. Well, you don’t have to sit around feeling helpless because there are things you can do to make baby more comfortable and to ease the irritation that eczema can cause and may even result in curing your baby’s eczema.
Change Baby’s Bedding
Anyone with eczema will tell you that certain fabrics will cause them to itch and be uncomfortable, and it is no different for your baby. If you have your baby wearing fabric that can be an irritant, or wrap them in blankets or lay them on sheets that are made from the wrong material it can be painful for your child to deal with. This is especially true since they are unable to tell you that it is the fabric making things worse.
Even if you aren’t sure that the materials you are wrapping your baby in are irritants, you should make sure to get new blankets and clothing made out of cotton only. Clean the material regularly because if you don’t, the bacteria can get onto their skin and make the eczema worse. You should also stay away from any soaps or detergents that have any kind of fragrance in them. The perfumes can also act as an irritant to your baby’s skin.
Give Baby Regular Baths
Keeping your baby clean often will help remove any bacteria that can cause itching and redness so you want to make sure your baby is given baths on a regular basis. When you do bathe your child, be sure to use soaps that are perfume free for the same reasons as using non scented detergents.
Moisturize Baby’s Skin
Eczema can cause itching and flaking of the skin so if you are sure to apply the proper lotion throughout the day you will help lessen the chances of this happening. If your baby’s skin gets dry, it will itch and flake, but if you use lotions you will keep the skin healthy and moist so there is no cracking from dry skin. The best time to moisturize their skin is right after a bath because they will have the moisture from both the bath and the lotion you are using. They will work together to keep baby’s skin supple and healthy which will fight any chances of further irritation of the eczema.
While these tips are not proven cures for baby eczema they will definitely help keep your baby comfortable and as happy as can be. You will help ease the discomfort of your baby, as well as ease your mind because you will know that you are doing everything you can to make them as comfortable as possible.

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