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How To Help Your Child With Eczema

Aug 31, 2021 How To Help Your Child With Eczema

Eczema is difficult for adults. Imagine what it’s like for kids! It can be hard to deal with health conditions when it comes to children, and eczema is no exception. It’s itchy, uncomfortable, and can even lead to skin infections if left untreated.

Avoiding Eczema Triggers

There are a number of things that can cause eczema flare-ups. Triggers are different from person to person and can change over time. A few triggers for eczema can include:

If your child has eczema, their skin and triggers may be different from other kids who have eczema. It’s important for you to visit a dermatologist to figure out what triggers your child’s eczema and the best approach to avoid flare-ups.

How To Care For Your Child With Eczema

Give them baths with lukewarm water and soap for 5 minutes at minimum, 20 at maximum. Put moisturizer on their skin as soon as possible after the bath to help the skin retain water. Keeping the skin from getting too dry can help avoid agitating your child’s eczema.

When it comes to moisturizers, you want to make sure you’re using products that are free from fragrances, perfumes, and dyes. Some children need to moisturize 2-3 times a day. Ointments such as vaseline or Aquaphor are good for very dry areas. Creams will usually moisturize better than lotions. Work with your dermatologist to determine the best skincare regimen for your child’s condition.

About Center for Dermatology in Lakeville, Minnesota

The dermatology professionals at the Center for Dermatology are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We provide medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology services in Lakeville, MN. We know how hectic life can be and we’re committed to making our practice convenient and accessible.

You can feel confident that when you choose the Center for Dermatology, you’re working with health care professionals who are qualified, experienced and caring. We invite you to schedule an appointment for your next skin check. We look forward to meeting you!

Dr. Robert J. Zabel, D.O., Board Certified Dermatologist

Terry Larimer, PA-C

Sheila Cavallaro, PA-C

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