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Expert tips to help care for baby eczema

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    Know your little one’s baby eczema triggers

    Getting familiar with what might make your little one’s eczema worse is the most important step in knowing how to help baby eczema symptoms. Common triggers can include scratchy wool clothes, polyester, perfumes, body soaps, laundry soaps, heat, and sweat.

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    Quick soak

    Keep bath time to ten minutes at most and use lukewarm water. This helps to hydrate and cool their skin. Use a gentle, soothing cleanser made with colloidal oatmeal and prebiotic moisturisers, and avoid cleansers with a fragrance or ingredients that can irritate sensitive skin. 

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    Smear on your baby eczema cream

    When your baby is out of the bath, pat the skin dry with a soft cotton towel, and within minutes apply your prescribed baby eczema cream. Follow with a moisturiser that’s suitable for baby eczema-prone skin. 

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    File those fingernails

    Keep your child’s fingernails short to stop them from scratching. Scratching can lead to skin irritation and infection.


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    Find your calm zone

    Sometimes, despite all of your efforts, the rash on your little one’s skin will persist. It’s okay to feel frustrated. Rest assured, there have been many medical advances that can help you figure out what to use for baby eczema. See your dermatologist for further treatment – you’ll soon realise lots of parents are going through the same thing.

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