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Learning About Diabetes Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

Treating Eczema In Babies

by Carla Hudson

Poetry could be written about the softness and perfection of a baby's skin, but that perfection isn't every baby's or parent's experience. Some babies end up with red, itchy, and uncomfortable skin patches, which is a condition called eczema. Luckily, there are ways to keep the baby comfortable. It's entirely treatable, and most babies grow out of it before they are old enough to go to school. Read on to learn how to identify eczema and how to handle it in your little one. 

Identifying Eczema

A lot goes on in a baby's skin as he or she becomes acclimated to the world. Newborns typically have acne flare-ups and flaking skin a couple of weeks after birth. These skin conditions are just a product of the baby processing mom's hormones and getting accustomed to a dry environment after spending months in amniotic fluid. Babies often deal with cradle cap as well, which is not red and scaly like eczema and appears only on the scalp and sometimes behind the ears, on the sides of the nose, or on the eyebrows. Eczema is red, scaly, and itchy and although it can appear anywhere on a child's body, it most often appears on the cheeks, the crook of the elbow, and behind the knee. 

Treating Eczema Under a Doctor's Care

This is where dermatology becomes helpful. A dermatologist or a pediatrician well-versed in dermatology can help you treat your baby's eczema. Your doctor might suggest an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream or prescribe a different medication if over-the-counter creams don't work. Eczema is more uncomfortable than concerning, but you should watch out for blisters over the scaly patches because these could be a sign of an infection that needs treatment. 

Home Remedies

As you're waiting for your baby's topical medicine to do its work, there are a few things you can do at home to help your baby feel more comfortable. Prevent your baby from scratching at the patches by keeping his or her fingernails short and using the sleeve caps that come attached to infant clothing. Give your baby short, lukewarm baths, and only use fragrance-free soap on the areas that are dirty, like hands, feet, and diaper areas.

After the bath, pat your baby dry and use a fragrance-free moisturizer to keep dry skin at bay. Dress your baby in loose cotton clothing that has been washed in mild, fragrance-free detergent, and resist the urge to bundle your baby up too much. Overheating your baby can cause an eczema flare-up. 

For more information and tips, check out a website like http://www.eastcarolinadermatology.com today.