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How Do I Help My Baby's Excema?

Updated on July 25, 2017

Baby Excema

Baby excema can be a very distressing condition both for baby and parents. Baby excema usually appears before a child is two and appears as dry itchy skin which becomes red if irritated or scratched. Baby excema is usually found on the scalp, cheeks and forehead but may appear in patches on other parts of baby's body. Then when your child starts to crawl, it often changes and appears on the arms and knees. It has also been noticed that baby excema is often more red and weepy than on an older child. The good news is there are ways you can help your baby's excema, which will reduce and heal this annoying condition.

What are the causes of baby excema?

Many babies suffer from a type of excema called atopic excema. This excema is caused by over sensitivity of the immune system. Sometimes you may find that some of the family may also suffer from atopic conditions such as asthma or hayfever. The other type of excema your baby might develop is allergic contact excema and this may be triggered by many different allergens eg dust, types of milk, and some washing powders.

Treating baby excema.

In most cases baby excema will clear up before the age of three. Here are some remedies to help clear up and keep control of your baby's excema.

  • Bathe your baby in lukewarm water and avoid using soap. Pat baby dry instead of rubbing.
  • Giving your baby an oatmeal bath is also very soothing. Put some oatmeal in a piece of muslin and tie it. Put into baby's bath water and let baby enjoy the calming feeling.
  • Moisturize baby's very dry skin with cream or oil. Many people have had good results with coconut oil or flaxseed oil.
  • Avoid washing baby's clothes in detergent, as this can be very harsh on their skin. There are gentle detergents like Mama Bears shown below which is kinder on baby's skin.
  • Keep a close eye on baby's reaction to foods and try a different milk if you think this might be the cause. Some people have changed to soy milk and have found this helps. Only change a young baby's milk with the help and advice of your health practitioner.
  • Wear only natural fabrics against your baby's skin and be careful not to let your baby overheat.
  • Keep pets away from your baby and make sure to always wash your hands after touching an animal and before you touch your baby.
  • Keep baby's nails short and wear cotton mittens to minimize scratching and bleeding.
  • Keep your home free from dust, especially the areas where your baby will eat, sleep and play.
  • If recommended by your doctor, steroid creams should be used very sparingly and only for short periods of time, as steroid cream can cause thinning of the skin.

Eucorin excema baby cream.

Eucorin excema therapy for baby excema is a fragrance free, steroid free cream that works to moisturise and relieve dry itchy skin. It is recommended by Paediatricians especially for baby's delicate skin. Using this regularly should help to make baby feel more comfortable and allow the condition to settle more quickly.

It contains natural oatmeal which we found helps to calm and soothe our baby's itchy, sore, irritated skin. We applied this cream to our baby every day after his bath and in a number of weeks noticed a big improvement in his excema. It is a light cream and can be used on your own hands if you find they get red and sore. It also strengthens the skin and improves overall appearance.

Mama Bear Baby Laundry Detergent.

If your baby has excema, I have found that using a gentle Detergent is very important and can help along with other treatments to minimise irritants to your baby's skin.

Mama Bear Gentle Care Baby Laundry detergent is designed for young babies' Laundry and is also created for sensitive skin.

It contains no phthalates, dyes or artificial scents.

It will not irritate your baby's skin and is perfect for excema-type problems.

It has stain fighting enzymes that are tough on baby food stains.

Great for delicate fabrics that need gentle care.

Has a light delicate scent.


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    • Jane51 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      Thank you for your comment jpcmc. You can always pass on this information to someone else who may have a child with this condition. Enjoy your two year old as very soon she will be 22!!

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      JP Carlos 

      5 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      These are pretty great tips for parents. I have a two year old daughter and she's fortunate enough not to experience this.


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