Expert tips to help care for baby eczema
Scratches, rashes, bumps, lumps – it can feel like every time you put your little one to bed, you find something new on them by morning. If you’ve got a case of baby eczema or sensitive skin on your hands, and feeling lost on how to soothe sensitive skin or what causes eczema in babies, read on for expert advice from paediatricians Mona Gohara MD and Kavita Mariwalla MD.
First, a bit of background on the skin condition. Wondering what does baby eczema look like? Skin affected by baby eczema (also called Atopic Dermatitis) can look red, inflamed, dry, and usually shows within the first six months of a baby’s life. Baby eczema on face value can seem worrying but, with care, symptoms can disappear as a child grows older.
This irritated skin is only the half of it – some baby eczema causes skin to become uncomfortably itchy, too. In fact, itchiness can cause 83% of children with baby eczema to have trouble sleeping. This is bad news for their skin barrier, which becomes weaker when your baby scratches, causing moisture loss and exposure to irritants. Needless to say, this cycle is often stressful on parents.
Now over to Dr. Mona and Dr. Kavita for their top eczema care tips.
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