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Friday, July 5, 2013

What you need to know if your baby has Eczema

Eczema can begin with the ordinary which may itchy graduated in skin redness, scaling and even oozing. Usually, the rash begins when the child is born. Thinking that it is just a normal eruption, parents often do not watch it. Unfortunately, not all rashes disappear. More of one problem is that it is difficult to manage eczema in one so young due to lack of medication that has no side effects. Children are more vulnerable to the side effects of drugs and as much as possible, should not be given anything.

This does not mean that his son should not have taken a medication for eczema. All this depends on the diagnosis, prognosis and how doctors to see the problem. Some doctors will prescribe you a topical steroids such as hydrocortisone creams steroid with energy. However, the use of this drug should be monitored especially for children under two years of age. Use of the drug for long periods of time can cause serious side effects such as thinning of the skin and stretch marks. These drugs also should not be used on the face or on the skin to be treated, for example, on the back when you use a diaper. Check the warning tag about medicine and consult your doctor for more information.

Another form of medicine that your doctor might prescribe is the immunimodulators, which is used to control flare-ups. Often, this is used as soon as the child starts itching. What is great about this product is that it can also be used on the face for children over the age of two. For those under two years old, care should be done.

For the most part, eczema is the product of an irritant or an allergic reaction to an allergen. This is actually easier to treat because the cause of the eczema is something that can be found outside the environment. Once you have identified it, you can make sure that your child does not come near it. To treat this, doctors might also prescribe an antihistamine to treat the allergic reaction. This is especially true for very young children who are often disturbed in their sleep by frequent itching. Another good thing about antihistamines is the fact that they have a sedating effect which may help relax your children.

At home, you can use cold compresses to relieve the itchiness and to help control scratching. Remember that scratching can exacerbate the condition and spread the problem to other parts of the body. Because the nails can harbor bacteria, scratching can also infect the skin and cause extreme flare-ups and side effects.

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