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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Eczema is an itchy skin condition, often worsened by a bacterial infection. Daily bathing and moisturizing is key to treating baby (infantile) eczema (atopic dermatitis). An eczema bleach bath can kill bacteria on the skin, reducing itching, redness and scaling. This is most effective when combined with other eczema treatments, such as medication and moisturizer.
Read how bleach baths maybe the answer to your baby’s itchy rash…
Seborrheic Dermatitis (or SD) is also called cradle cap or dandruff and is a common skin disease that typically appears as a red rash mixed with a greasy yellow appearance covered in thin white scales or flakes and can be itchy. Unfortunately, it affects the scalp’s of people of all ages but can also affect other body parts including around the eyebrows, ears and near the genitals. It is not uncommon for SD to be misdiagnosed with other medical conditions such as diaper rash when around the infant’s genitals.
First and foremost, there is no such thing as a CHEMICAL FREE fabric or made without chemicals. There are fabrics that are made with SAFE TEXTILE CHEMICALS and additives that will help your skin.
The fact of the matter is that all commercial fabrics use chemicals in the finishing. And “White” fabric is bleached white instead of being dyed but uses similar amounts of the same chemicals to be finished. Why would you want to trust your sensitive skin to an eczema clothing brand that doesn’t understand fabrics, research, and testing?
This article and the accompanying research will help you understand what to look for from fabrics designed for people with sensitive skin, eczema and contact dermatitis and the governmental agencies and third-party, independent labs that make sure your skin is safe from harmful chemicals.
If you have any questions regarding the fit of an item, please contact Soothems at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +612.601.0700, we are happy to help.
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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