Eczema in children can be a terrifying sight to behold, with its red, scaly patches showing up on your kid’s skin. While eczema may be common in young children, it is also very treatable. To first understand how to manage your child’s eczema symptoms, one must know what exactly is eczema.
Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a medical condition where patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, cracked, and rough, it is a condition that affects up to 15% of children in the world . Children below the age of 1 are more prone to eczema as their skin are significantly thinner than adult skin in structure, composition, and function. Due to this unique biological design, they tend to lose moisture faster than adults resulting in dry and sensitive skin.
What causes Eczema?
There are many factors that causes eczema while eczema is not life-threatening, it is still good to keep in these triggers in mind to avoid a flare episode:
- Dry skin: As children’s skin tend to lose moisture faster, placing them in a less humid environment may worsen their eczema condition .
- Irritants: Irritants such as wools, incorrect choice of body soaps and laundry soaps are all potential triggers for children to develop eczema .
- Heat: While heat does not directly cause eczema, it may worsen the itch as high temperature environment may speed the moisture loss of the skin .
- Allergens: Although the correlation between food and eczema have not been well understood by medical experts, some researchers do believe that removing cow’s milk, nuts and egg may reduce the symptoms of allergy .
Beat The Eczema Before It Beats You!
Most cases of eczema exhibits mild symptoms before developing into a full-blown flare up. Controlling the early symptoms is key to managing eczema. Here’s some tips on how to manage eczema:
- Moisturizers: Replenishing moisture is the key to prevent dry skin in children. Our tip is to find a moisturizer that not nourish the skin but also ‘locks’ the moistures of your child’s skin to prevent it from getting dry .
- Use mild & gentle cleanser & shampoo: If your child’s skin is on the sensitive side, it is advised to use shampoos that are hypoallergenic and soothing to skin. One important factor to consider when choosing the correct shampoo is to find a shampoo that has moisturizing effect as normal shampoo may worsen the condition of your child’s eczema. Look for these terms for a gentler option of skincare for your child:
- Natural ingredients
- Watch your child’s diet: If you notice your child’s eczema flares up after a meal, try taking out an ingredient that you suspect that was causing the allergy to see if your child’s condition had improved. Eczema related to food allergy is quite finnicky to prevent but with proper monitoring you should be able to determine what was the food that was causing the allergy
- How Goat Milk can improve allergy?
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 Hodgkinson, A.J., McDonald, N.A., Kivits, L.J., Hurford, D.R., Fahey, S. and Prosser, C., 2012. Allergic responses induced by goat milk αS1-casein in a murine model of gastrointestinal atopy. Journal of dairy science, 95(1), pp.83-90.
 Park, Y.W., 1994. Hypo-allergenic and therapeutic significance of goat milk. Small Ruminant Research, 14(2), pp.151-159.