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What can I do for my child's eczema?

What can I do for my child's eczema?

Multifaceted: Proper treatment for eczema should start with identifying any possible triggers for worsening. A proper skincare regimen starting with a topical emollient is of utmost importance. Then depending on severity, medications such as topical steroids or other prescription products are available. talk with your pediatrician about tips to limit eczema flare ups (bath time, light towel drying, etc) ...Read more

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How can you treat eczema for a child?

How can you treat eczema for a child?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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How can you treat your childs eczema?

How can you treat your childs eczema?

Eczema: Eczema is dryness of the skin and is very common in children. The most important part of therapy is moisturizing the skin often. The more you moisturize the less need there is for treatment with topical steroids. But topical steroids are used frequently and can help keep the flare up of eczema in check. Talk with your doctor as to which steroid is right for your child or yourself. ...Read more

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Will my child grow out of their eczema?

Will my child grow out of their eczema?

Most likely: It is estimated that approximately 15% of children with eczema will continue to have it into adulthood. Majority grow out of it by 10 or 11 years old, or have very mild intermittent flares. ...Read more

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What can be done for your child's eczema?

What can be done for your child's eczema?

Skin moisturizers : Eczema is considered a chronic skin condition which is not curable, but treatable. It tends to get worse during dry/colder weath and better with warmer and more humid temperature. Keep skin moist, avoid excessive cleansing/scrubbing/hot bath/showers etc...Generous use of skin lotion helps. At times, topical meds/steroids, or oral medications may be needed. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is done for a child that has eczema?

What is done for a child that has eczema?

Moisturize!: The most important aspect of managing eczema is trapping in moisture to the skin. Immediately after bathing or showering place a moisturizer such as aquaphor, vaseline, or any other cream which will keep the skin moist. Apply 3-4 times daily. In addition your pediatrician can discuss using a short term topical steroid for flares and a medication to take by mouth for itching. ...Read more

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In what way can I treat a child's eczema?

Diligence required: Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a complex condition mainly due to an inborn defect in the skin's ability to retain water. It requires daily attention for successful control. Good resources for care are : http://nationaleczema.Org and http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/eczema.Html. The first even has brand name recommendations for skin care products and both have links to other useful sites. ...Read more

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How can I heal my childs eczema on her face?

How can I heal my childs eczema on her face?

Eczema on face: Try to identify the triggers, and eliminate them. Some common triggers are soaps, detergents, milk and eggs. In general, topical steroids are not recommended on the face, but if the eczema is very bad, you could apply a very thin layer of Hydrocortisone 0.5%. It's always prudent to take your child to a pediatrician. ...Read more

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I would like to cure my child's eczema for good.?

I would like to cure my child's eczema for good.?

Control more likely: Curing may be unrealistic unless you can find a food or other allergen causing the eczema and then eliminating it from your child's life. Gentle cleansers, daily use of a good moisturizer like cetaphil and others, use of topical cortisone when necessary, can all help keep eczema in check. Kids with eczema seem to get bacterial skin infections easily too, so oral antibiotics sometimes help a lot. ...Read more

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How can I help myself, or my child, to manage eczema?

How can I help myself, or my child, to manage eczema?

Daily routines: 1. Keep skin moist:daily short bath, moisturizing cream, e.g., triceram 2. Avoidance of irritants:prefer soft cotton clothing to wool, avoid overdressing 3. Avoidance of triggering allergens if known 4. Check with your doctor promptly if secondary skin infection is suspected 5. Consider taking probiotics, e.g. Lactobacillus gg and l. Reuteri. ...Read more

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