My two kiddies suffered Eczema since they were babies and even until now that he’s 5 and she’s 2. With these two, its outbreak usually starts towards winter time. It’s mostly the cold weather which caused their skin to go dry and itchy. On other seasons of the year, they seemed absolutely fine.
However, the last few days, I’ve been noticing on Ruby’s arms, neck and chest that it flared up a bit. So strange as it’s still summer time, although being in Scotland, summer is not too hot here, there had been few cold spells I suppose.
What exactly is Eczema?
Eczema is also known as Atopic Dermatitis which is commonly found in children, although adults can get it too. It usually starts infancy and continues through their childhood. Symptoms of Eczema include dry, itchy and red skin caused by inflammation. It’s specific cause remained to be unknown. However, it is believed that the combination of hereditary and environmental factors could bring out to develop its symptoms. Irritants, allergens, microbes, temperatures and food are some of its common contributing factors. Most importantly, Eczema is not a contagious disease.
There are several treatment options for people with Eczema, some of which are emolients or moisturizing cream, topical steriods and bath formula which will all help to soften, rehydrate dry and sensitive skin. Apart from that, Eczema sufferer should have an established skin care routine as part of their treatment and care, in order to keep their skin continuously moist and healthy.
I feel sorry for her for having her Eczema starting again, as I know it’s so uncomfortable and can really be a pain in the bum. To help her ease the discomfort, I am now regularly applying her prescribed Epaderm Cream and had been using Oilatum as her bath soap. Additionally, her nails are regularly cut short to avoid further complications as she tends to scratch the inflamed skin. It’s heartbreaking as a mum seeing her condition this way even though she seemed not bothered with it. The only advantage with her situation now is that she learn how to appreciate having the cream on as it will relieve the itchiness, so most of the time, she will just demand for it if she thinks she needs it.
There’s nothing worst seeing your little one suffering from it, knowing that although Eczema can completely disappear for some people, but for others, it can remain as a lifelong condition.
Does your little ones have Eczema too?
If so, how are they coping with it?
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