Many types of problems are seen in young children. Especially from newborn to 6 years. Because it takes some time for them to adapt to this environment after birth, that’s why problems like infections, allergies, loose movements, coughs and colds usually plague babies. One of these problems is eczema.
The skin of newborns and small children is very sensitive. Therefore, the chances of the skin being affected also increase significantly. But till now only home remedies were used for these skin related problems. But now some medicine is also claimed to be effective for this.
First, know what is eczema in children
Childhood eczema is also called atopic dermatitis. This is a condition where the child’s skin becomes dry, red, itchy and uneven. Eczema seriously damages the skin’s barrier function. The weakening of the barrier function makes the skin more sensitive. Along with this, the chances of getting infection and dryness also increase.
Why does eczema affect children?
Genetics and environmental changes are thought to cause atopic dermatitis in newborns or young children. Research suggests that eczema is caused by a problem with the skin barrier, exposure to environmental issues and the skin’s microbiota. The bacterial composition of each child with eczema is different. This is why this problem can appear differently in each child.
Smoke, air pollution, soap, certain fabric materials and skin products can trigger eczema in children. Sweating due to heat and humidity can worsen the condition of eczema.
Know the symptoms of childhood eczema
Eczema mainly affects the cheeks and scalp of young children. The problem begins as dry, scaly, itchy skin on the cheeks and scalp. At the same time, it later begins to turn red, scaly. In this the problem of itching sometimes increases, sometimes it decreases.
Itchy, red, scaly rashes develop in children’s skin folds, such as the joints of the knees and elbows. Eczema can also appear on the folds of the neck, wrists, ankles, feet and buttocks.
What are the measures to deal with it
To get rid of this, parents also consult their doctor along with various home remedies. But let us tell you that this problem either resolves itself with time or can be bothersome for a long time. While some children reach adulthood with this problem.
However, there are many home remedies that can relieve its symptoms. like –
keep the skin well moisturized
lukewarm water bath
Use of mild and unscented soap
Keep children completely away from perfume, smoke, etc.
From time to time cleaning their private parts for hands and feet.
When drying children’s skin after bathing, pat dry with a towel and do not rub. Do not wear wet clothes even after you forget and try to wear loose and cotton clothes.
These are some tips that can prevent the symptoms of childhood eczema from becoming severe. However, you should consult your doctor before symptoms become severe.