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Wellness Tips for Children with Eczema

Wellness Tips for Children with Eczema - Soothems

What are the best ideas for treating eczema in babies and children?

Eczema and the itch-scratch cycle go hand in hand. So what exactly is the itch-scratch cycle? Well, that overwhelming itch your child constantly has becomes an urgent need to scratch for temporary relief. Scratching may feel good for a few seconds, but it certainly does more harm than good. Keep in mind that scratching makes your child’s body release chemicals that cause them to itch more. The more your son or daughter scratches, the more severe the rash becomes. Believe it or not, a child suffering from eczema seemingly innocent scratching can damage the protective outer layer of their skin and cause infections. This is what’s known as the itch-scratch cycle. Many children with eczema experience such a bad itch at night that they can’t sleep. In a domino effect, sleep pattern disruption leads to more stress, which only intensifies the flare-up.

So what can you do as a parent? You would obviously love to be able to take away eczema from your kiddo. That said, there is no surefire cure for the condition. That’s why it’s important to be proactive about easing their symptoms and enhancing their quality of life. Here are five wellness tips for those with eczema, as referenced by the National Eczema Association:

  1. Know their triggers - What triggers eczema for your child may not be the same ones as their classmates. Some of the more common trigger factors include dry skin, stress, heat/sweating, and allergens. Remember that knowing your child’s triggers is the best way to defuse them. Make it a point to establish a moisturizing routine for them in order to keep their skin moist and healthy. In terms of stress, don’t be afraid to talk with your child about how to best handle times in which they’re anxious. Lastly, keep the house cool and make their bedroom as comfortable as possible.
  2. Encourage them to exercise - While heat and sweat tend to exacerbate eczema, that doesn’t mean your child should never exercise. Get them outside (if the weather is nice, of course) for at least an hour every day. Regular exercise works wonders for kids, especially for their stress levels. That physical activity is only going to limit their flare-ups. Just be sure your son or daughter doesn’t overdo it.
  3. Watch them tap into their creativity - This is where the element of distraction comes into play. A bored child with eczema is a recipe for disaster (think itch-scratch cycle again). Let them explore new things that will help take their mind off the itch for a while. It could be something as simple as reading a book, helping prepare dinner, or doing arts and crafts.        

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