Whether your child has had eczema for a few weeks or a few years, you never stop looking up potential treatments. It can be easy to get bogged down in all that information to the point where it becomes overwhelming. That’s why it’s a good idea to step back every now and then to review the basics of eczema. Keep reading as we further explain what eczema is, the different types of the condition, and why your child might be itching so much.
Atopic dermatitis can affect a child as young as two or three months old. Parents should look for a rash that suddenly appears and:
In order to scratch the itch, your son or daughter may try rubbing against their bedding for short-term relief. However, continuous rubbing and scratching only leads to skin infections and trouble sleeping.
Eczema gradually changes as your kiddo gets older. For example, they may have to deal with eczema on their bicep, eczema on their feet, and even eczema behind their knees. It’s common for children with the condition to also have itchy, scaly patches where the rash appeared. Look for your son or daughter’s skin to possibly:
Let’s look at just a few of the more common types of Atopic Dermatitis (or eczema, the common name):
“Why does my child itch all the time?” That’s a question we are commonly asked by parents of children with eczema. The answer lies in what’s known as the “itch-scratch cycle.” There are situations where the itch gets so bad that children scratch until it bleeds. As you might have guessed, doing this can lead to even worse eczema and possible infection. TEWLTect fabric made from TENCEL with Chitosan and Zinc Oxide. This cycle of itching and scratching is what leads to eczema flare-ups, as explained by Dr. Jonathan Spergel of the National Eczema Association.
When it comes to eczema skin care, Soothems eczema sleepwear has your child covered (literally). Our eczema therapy products are not only effective but are made to soothe and comfort babies suffering from eczema into a restful night’s sleep.
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The Vitamin D Council’s research correlates conclusions that having high enough levels of vitamin D3 may reduce your risk of developing eczema and psoriasis and the prevalence of eczema and psoriasis flareups. And that people with normal to higher levels of vitamin D3 will help manage eczema flareups and they will have fewer skin infections.
Conversely, a prominent and leading 2017 study from a team of Canadian researchers found that increasing vitamin D level is unlikely to reduce the risk and susceptibility to asthma, elevated immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis conditions in adults or children.
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Using soft tape, measure around the head just above the ears, across the forehead to determine circumference.
TEWLTect smart fabric has a generous amount of stretch.
Using soft tape, measure around your head, from the center of your forehead, keeping tape straight and parallel to the floor. Measure around the fullest part.
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