Do You Have a Baby or Child with Eczema?
Do You Worry About the Side Effects of Topical Steroids?
Topical Steroid Addiction and Red Skin Syndrome are side effects from using topical steroids for eczema. Below are some easy tips to successfully treat eczema without topical steroids. These tips can greatly reduce eczema symptoms and the need for topical steroids.
Tips for Quick Eczema Relief without Topical Steroids
If your baby or child is suffering from eczema adjusting their diet can make a huge difference. Eggs, dairy, peanuts, soy, and wheat are the top eczema food triggers. Egg is the biggest culprit for babies and young children with eczema. Consider cutting out eggs for two weeks and if you witness eczema relief then completely stop feeding you eczema baby or child eggs. If they eat eggs and have an eczema flare, you know that egg is an eczema trigger for your baby or child. Skip a week then try another food group such as dairy. If you are breastfeeding, adjust your diet.
You will get conflicting advice from your child's physician or physicians but research and studies prove that a nightly bath is necessary for eczema relief. It not only moisturizes the skin but also rinses off the day and everything your baby or child has been exposed to such as: dust, pet dander, pollen, soaps and detergents, baby wipes, antibacterial wipes, etc. Try not to use soap and soak the baby or child in warm water for at least 10 minutes.
Remove the baby or child from the warm water, pat dry (don't rub) and immediately apply an eczema emollient before the skin dries. This seals in the moisture from the bath and helps heal the skin barrier. Baths are not beneficial for eczema without immediately applying an emollient because it will dry out the skin. Do not use hot water, warm or lukewarm water is best.
Eczema clothing or medical eczema garments are necessary to keep emollients in place and stop the itch so the skin can heal. The fabric is designed differently to stay on the skin and provide eczema relief. Make sure the fabric is tencel®. Tencel® has been proven through verifiable testing to be superior for eczema and sensitive skin for many reasons. It is softer than cotton, silk and synthetics, more breathable than cotton and greatly inhibits the growth of bacteria on the skin. It also stops the itch which no other fabric can do for eczema.
Consider Wet Wrap Therapy:
Wet wrap therapy has been recommended by physicians for 20 years as a safe and extremely effective treatment for baby and child eczema. Done correctly it can decrease eczema symptoms by 71%. Don't let the word wet scare you off. Wet wrap therapy for eczema is a simple process that infuses high amounts of moisture into the eczema which heals the skin barrier and stops the itch. Don't correctly, parents report amazing and immediate results. Below is a diagram of the correct protocol for wet wrap therapy. Wet wrap therapy can be done with eczema clothing designed for wet wrap therapy.