Does your child have eczema? At AD RescueWear, we want you to have an eczema free Halloween full of goblins, ghosts, and safe Halloween candy. Below are six tips to make it an eczema free holiday.
1. Make sure your child’s costume is NOT tight and made of synthetic fabric. We know this is easier said than done. If your child is demanding a certain synthetic costume, make sure to wash it twice and wear eczema clothing underneath to prevent an eczema flare. Most chemicals and dyes are removed by the second wash. Add an extra rinse cycle to make sure. Eczema clothing underneath your child’s costume will protect your child’s skin and prevent sweat from irritating your him/her. Hot, itchy eczema can go from bad to worse in just minutes.
2. Be Creative. If you are starting from scratch, make a costume from cotton clothing. Check out ideas on Etsy or Pinterest. Most costumes can start with cotton clothing such as leggings and a long sleeve cotton top or cotton sweats.
3. Avoid masks, head covers, or face paint. Masks and head covers can overheat your child. Perspiration and the salt in sweat can cause an eczema flare. Face paint has chemicals that are not hypoallergenic.
4. Choose a costume based on your child's environment. Is most of your child’s Halloween spent indoors? If so, make sure you have a costume that accommodates the indoor parties. Keep in mind that layers are best.
5. Shower or bathe after the party and trick or treating. Make sure to rinse off your child and moisturize when the event is over. This will rinse off any irritants and minimize or prevent and eczema flare. Apply an eczema safe emollient like Vaniply Ointment immediately after bathing to lock in moisture.
6. Bring your own candy and treats. If your child has food sensitivities or food allergies, purchase candy and treats in advance and bring them along to the parties and trick or treating. This will prevent your child from becoming frustrated or feeling deprived.
Happy Halloween from AD RescueWear!
This information is not meant to replace a visit to a physician or a physician’s advice. Always consult your doctor about your medical conditions. AD RescueWear does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment of any condition.