I strongly believe that most parents would do anything to keep their children safe, comfortable, and well provided for. So what happens when your child is struggling with Eczema?
This would probably put parents in a difficult situation; however, it is important that they allow themselves to be calm and rational at all times so that they can function to help their child get through it.
Let us first take a look at what eczema is so that anyone could know how to handle it. Eczema is a skin condition that is actually found to be hereditary. The skin gets red and irritated and usually small bumps filled with fluid usually appear. This condition can be extremely itchy and it usually appears in different parts of the body.
The most common areas for it to appear would be in the face, hands, and parts of the legs. Children who inherit eczema usually have parents who have hay fever, asthma, or some other kinds of allergies. Usually the symptoms start appearing during the first few months of a baby’s life and it develops fully before a child turns five.
The good thing is that many times it will be gone by the time the child turns into a teenager; however, there are cases that the eczema can still pop out even through teenage years and adulthood.
It is important that parents become aware of the signs of eczema early on. As I mentioned earlier, one of the basic signs is that the skin becomes very dry and itchy. Rashes can develop as the skin becomes inflamed. The skin becomes red and small bumps will start appearing. It appears in the face and will start making its way towards the lower region of the body such as the arms, legs, and trunk.
When the child gets older, then inflamed areas of the skin become less oozy, but it is still dry and very itchy. Since Eczema is hereditary, we cannot really avoid it from happening; however, we can do our best to prevent it from flaring up all the time.
So here are several simple things you can do in order to prevent flare-ups. First you can make sure that you avoid harsh soap and detergents, keep away from coarse and hard fabric, and keep your home free of mold, dust, and pollen. You can also keep certain skin products away, make sure they are not overly stressed, keep them moisturized at all times.
It may seem like this is a lot to take in. However, it is possible to help your child overcome eczema and live a normal life as much as possible. Never forget to constantly shower them with love and affection as well.