New mothers should always prioritize infant care. Putting an infant on medication for any condition, even eczema, is a scary thing. Many new mothers don’t know much about infant eczema. New mothers are often not given the information they need about the condition, its symptoms, triggers, and the basics of the condition that is quite common in infanthood.
It is characterized by itchy, red, scaly and sensitive skin. It can cause a burning irritation for infants or children. Eczema can be caused by allergies, asthma, heredity, and other factors like allergies and asthma. It can be distressing for mothers to see their baby suffer from the condition. The child may cries, scratch, or itch, and then develop sores. Even worse, infections could occur.
Baby Eczema Treatments are available that can help relieve and prevent this condition. Every mom should be aware. Begin by covering your child’s hands with socks or mittens if they are scratching. By doing this, their fingernails will not come in contact with the eczema areas.
- Oatmeal: Oatmeal can be used to treat baby eczema. It helps to soothe itchy skin. You will need to combine about 2 cups of oats into a food processor until the oatmeal becomes a powder. The oatmeal powder can be added to a warm bath. The soothing bath can be enjoyed by the baby for up to fifteen minutes. The baby can be washed with warm water. Dry the baby’s skin.
- Olive oil: Use olive oil to rub the affected area. After you have rubbed the child’s skin, don’t forget to wear loose clothes.
- When a child has eczema or another skin condition, it is important to keep them hydrated. Particularly in hot weather. Avoid dairy products, too.
- Eliminating milk products from your baby’s diet will help calm down the outbreaks and smoothen the skin. You can also avoid using scented products like laundry soap. Instead of using a traditional soap, use a mild, moisturizing, and lye-free soap.
- Keep the temperature of the room steady and moderate. The baby should not be exposed to temperatures that fluctuate or are too hot.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, up to 20% of children suffer from eczema. Although it is believed that eczema may disappear by the time a child is two years old, it is possible that it can continue into childhood. It is hard for a new mother to watch her baby suffer. However, home remedies can be used to stop flare-ups and make the baby feel better.