Tips to Manage Your Child's Eczema

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Hi? I'm Dr. Altman. I see lots of patients who have Eczema, it's a pretty common skin condition among kids. Well Eczema technically can't be cured, some kids outgrow it. In the mean time here's what you can do to keep your child comfortable. Use modern detergent that's free of perfumes and dyes both can worsen Eczema.

Also avoid fabric softeners, they're not recommended for kids with Eczema. Choose mild unscented bath soap, and keep baths short. After bathing, gently pat your child's skin dry, then slather on a mild unscented ointment or thick cream within three minutes of getting out of the bath.

That prevents it's water from evaporating and drying out your child's sensitive skin. Using unscented ointment or cream twice a day to keep your little ones skin hydrated, and call the Pediatrician when your child's Eczema flares up. She may prescribe a steroid, or non-steroidal cream or non-histamine to help calm the itching.

I'm Dr. Altman watch all our smart tips, for more ways to raise happy, healthy kids.