The new year is officially underway. What are some of the resolutions your family has in 2018? Maybe it’s eating healthier or saving more money. But what about finally controlling your child’s eczema? While there may not be a cure for the condition, there certainly are effective treatments and steps you can take to combat atopic dermatitis. With that in mind, let’s look at possible New Year’s resolutions for those with eczema:
Avoid trigger factors - This is much easier said than done. Common trigger factors for eczema include dry skin, irritants, stress, heat/sweating, and infections. Do what you can to figure out what specifically causes your child’s eczema to worsen. Who knows? Maybe you’ll realize it’s something as simple as the soap they use when bathing. In other cases, however, it might be a combination of factors. Keep a journal and jot down any observations and ideas. Don’t be afraid to bring these up with your son or daughter’s dermatologist.
Bathe smartly - Make it a priority this year to bathe your child in warm water. Their time in the tub should be limited to 10 minutes at the most. In terms of cleansers, use one that’s mild and fragrance-free. While it may seem like a good idea to use at first, a bubble bath is likely to exacerbate your child’s eczema symptoms. Once your son or daughter is out of the tub, gently pat their skin partially dry. Then you can move onto applying any medicine to their skin. The last step of bathtime should be applying moisturizer on top of the medicine and to the rest of their skin.
Consider wet wrap therapy - Does your child have severe itching and scratching? Then you may want to ask your child’s dermatologist about wet wrap therapy. Before you contact them, it’s important to know there are no guarantees with wet wrap therapy. That said, this type of treatment can significantly reduce swelling and lessen the desire to itch.
Keep temperature and humidity levels comfortable - In many places across the U.S., the winter is an exceptionally dry season. That lack of moisture isn’t doing your child’s skin any favors. If you don’t have one already, consider purchasing a humidifier for your living room and/or your child’s bedroom. Remember that the more uncomfortable your child is, the more likely they are to itch and scratch. Plus, all that scratching and itching can lead to infections.
Wear soft, breathable clothes - This is where Soothems eczema clothing comes into play. Our therapeutic clothing for eczema helps reduce itchiness by protecting moisture levels of the skin, controlling bacterial growth, and soothing the skin during recovery. These one-of-a-kind garments are made from TEWLTect smart fabric, which offers maximum wearing comfort because the yarns are soft, pliable, symmetrically rounded, smooth, and essentially friction-free to reduce chafing. Here at Soothems, we’re on a mission to break the dreaded itch/scratch cycle. We are proud to offer the following:
+ Soothems work best when worn tight fitting, but not restrictive. +Soothems are designed with a generous amount of stretch so they can fit close to the skin.
+We recommend that if there is any doubt about size selection, the next larger size should be chosen provided it will still fit snugly.
+Soothems are a personal healthcare medical device and therefore are not eligible for returns or exchanges once the poly bag seal has been broken
+ or the poly bag has been opened and / or the product has been removed from the poly bag.
If you have any questions regarding the fit of an item, please contact Soothems at email@example.com or call +612.601.0700, we are happy to help.
Relief Skull Cap
+ Using a 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.
Arm & Leg Sleeves
+ Using a soft tape, measure around the bicep for arm sleeve or mid-thigh to determine circumference + TEWLTect smart fabric has a generous amount of stretch + We recommend a snug fit so choose the smallest size closest to the child's bicep or mid-thigh circumference measurement
+ Sleeve shape tapers from widest circumference width to fit forearm or calf