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Eczema in toddlers causes red rashes across large areas of the skin, and it can be difficult for parents to cope with because the rashes are extremely itchy, and often causes extreme distress for their child. Scratching the rashes can make them itch worse, and it can also cause open wounds that can lead to skin infections. The rashes and itching are caused by inflammation in the skin.
Unlike other rashes where the inflammation has a specific cause, such as touching a poison ivy plant, eczema flare-ups have multiple triggers. Some potential triggers are chemicals, dry skin, and irritation from sweat.
If your child has eczema, treating it will help soothe the itching and reduce the chance of infection. To learn some treatment methods you can try to reduce the itching, read on.
Applying Moisturizing Creams
One of the best things you can do to help your child's eczema is to regularly moisturize the areas where outbreaks occur. You should apply moisturizing cream to these areas after every time you help your toddler take a bath, and you should continue to apply it periodically throughout the day. Moisturizing creams help stop your child's skin from drying out, and dry skin can lead to eczema outbreaks.
Avoiding Strong Fragrances
The products you use in your home, including your soap, shampoo, and laundry detergent, should be free from strong fragrances. Strong fragrances can irritate your toddler's skin, which can lead to outbreaks. In addition to avoiding fragrances, choosing products that have as few ingredients as possible will help limit possible irritation from harsh cleaning chemicals.
Wearing Loose-Fitting Clothing
Sweat can irritate the skin, and that irritation can lead to an outbreak. You can help your toddler's eczema by dressing them in loose-fitting clothing that's breathable and comfortable for them to wear. This lets sweat evaporate, preventing it from becoming trapped against the skin and worsening the irritation.
Wrapping Itchy Spots With a Wet Cloth
You can help soothe bad flare-ups by soaking washcloths in cold water and wrapping them around the areas that itch the worst. The cool washcloths help reduce the inflammation caused by eczema, which alleviates some of the itchiness.
Adding a Humidifier to Your Home
If the air in your home is dry, you may want to add a humidifier to your child's room. Low humidity can worsen eczema by causing your child's skin to dry out, and adding one to their room can make it easier for them to sleep at night by allowing their skin to stay hydrated.
Using Topical Corticosteroids
Your child's pediatrician can prescribe a topical corticosteroid cream that you apply directly to your child's skin when their eczema is flaring. Corticosteroids reduce inflammation, which helps an eczema flare-up go away faster.
If your child has severe eczema and other treatment methods aren't providing enough relief, your pediatrician may prescribe an immunosuppressant for your child. Weakening your child's immune system will reduce its ability to create inflammation, which reduces the risk of a breakout of eczema. However, it does come with the downside of making your child more susceptible to infections. This solution should only be used in severe cases.
If your toddler has frequent eczema, schedule an appointment with a pediatrician and ask about your treatment options. Prescription treatments are typically the most effective, and they may be your best choice if nothing else helps alleviate your child's constant itching. Combining them with other at-home eczema treatment methods will keep flare-ups to a minimum, allowing your child to sleep better and avoid skin infections from scratching at their itchy eczema rashes.Share
29 June 2022