Baby Eczema Home Remedies
Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a skin disorder that is characterized by inflammation of the skin and causes a considerable amount of itchiness and irritation to the skin. This condition is primarily attributed to dry skin and is rather common in children and though it can occur at any age it is frequently seen among those between 2 months and 18 months old. It is generally said to go away after your child has reached two or three years of age. Studies indicate that almost 20 percent of infants develop this condition. Allergy is the root cause of getting eczema. However the condition could also occur because of extremely cold or dry weather, deficiency in certain essential nutrients and so on. Eczema in babies may initially be seen as a red or pink patch on the forehead and cheeks that becomes itchy and later turns very dry and scaly. Sometimes, the red bump becomes moist because of which fluid collects in it. It is also very commonly seen on the scalp, armpits, neck and other parts of the body. Baby eczema is neither contagious nor harmful to your children but seeing your kids in a lot of pain and discomfort can make any parent very restless. There are a few baby eczema treatments that provide relief from the symptoms and can be carried out at home.
Treatment for baby eczema includes moisturizing your baby’s skin without fail in order to prevent it from going dry. Natural cure for eczema involves application of coconut oil or a lotion that contains aloe vera for this purpose. Once you have applied the oil or moisturizer, give them a cool compress by soaking a washcloth in cold water and applying it to the affected areas. You should limit their bathing too as it causes the skin to go drier. Cotton clothes are best for your child to wear in such a condition and it is also advised that you wash their clothes twice in order to get rid of any detergent residue that has remained in the clothes. There are about 20 to 30 percent chances that your child is suffering from eczema because of a food allergy and therefore, if you observe that his condition is worsening after the consumption of certain food, you should stop feeding your child the same immediately. Children suffering from eczema are most allergic to food such as milk, eggs, peanut, fish, soy, wheat, tree nuts and so on.