Parents' guide to kids eczema

Eczema can be a tough skin condition for both kids and parents to deal with. But don't worry, there are several things you can do to help your little one feel more comfortable and reduce the severity of their eczema symptoms.

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  1. Identify triggers: Figure out what sets off your child's eczema, such as certain soaps, fragrances, or environmental irritants. Once you know what to avoid, you can work on reducing those triggers.

  2. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Keeping skin hydrated is essential, so make sure to use fragrance-free, hypoallergenic moisturizers and apply them right after bathing.

  3. Be mindful of bath time: Baths can be helpful, but they can also be harmful to eczema-prone skin. Try to use warm water instead of hot, avoid soap on affected areas, and keep baths or showers short.

  4. Dress for comfort: Soft, breathable clothing made of natural fibers like cotton or bamboo can make a big difference for eczema-prone skin. Avoid rough fabrics that might irritate skin. (Check out our super soft Shorties PJs as a great option for comfort.

  5. Use gentle products: Fragrance-free soaps, shampoos, and laundry detergents can make a big difference. A humidifier can also help by adding moisture to the air.

  6. Stress-management: Stress can trigger eczema outbreaks, so encourage your child to participate in stress-management activities like yoga, meditation, or deep breathing exercises.

  7. Get a professional opinion: If your child's eczema is really severe, it may be a good idea to consult a dermatologist. They can prescribe topical creams and ointments, or even oral medications to help reduce symptoms.

In conclusion, eczema can be a challenge, but you're not alone in this. By avoiding triggers, moisturizing regularly, using gentle products, and practicing stress-management techniques, your child can have more comfortable, healthy skin.

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