- Kids Health
Dealing With Eczema Flare-Ups In Infants And Toddlers.
This works really well for smoothing dry patchy skin, a common characteristic of eczema sufferers.
Your infant/toddler's eczema flared up. Now what?
Often due to circumstances beyond one's control, eczema sufferers and their caregivers are painfully aware that they will experience occasional flareups. Mother to a daughter who suffers from this painful condition, it was extremely vital for me to educate myself on the best way to deal with these occasional setbacks.
Using the medical advice given by my daughter's allergist specialist, in combination with a few tried and tested measures of my own, I've found a simple yet effective regimen that helps me deal with my daughter's occasional flareups:
1.) Keep a extra supply of eczema prescription skin cream. Depending on the severity of the flareups, specialist suggest applying the cream on the effected area at least two to three times daily (*it's important to note however, that most of these creams shouldn't be used longer than a week).
2.) Keep a extra supply of Benadryl, or prescription histamine blockers such as Loratadine or Hydroxyz for itch relief. Always follow the specialist dosage instructions, or the dosage instructions on the over-the-counter histamine blockers.
3.) Since eczema sufferers exhibit cases of extremely dry skin, add a capful or two of olive oil in your bathwater, and apply a generous amount on your body after patting yourself dry. Doing this will enable your skin to hold in moisture longer.
4.) Apply Udderly Smooth cream to the skin (paying close attention to the areas most effected) at least three times daily. This cream works in two ways. In addition to softening areas of the skin that have become hardened and callous, it also keeps those target areas smooth and subtle.
5.) Apply unscented Vaseline to the skin as often as needed. In the event you are away from home, always keep a travel size jar in reach.
Although it is the sufferers goal to remain eczema free, the reality of this condition definitely proves otherwise. While some sufferers go weeks, months, even years eczema free, others experience more frequent cases of eczema flare-ups.
Therefore, it is good to have a game plan set aside as to the most effective way of quickly recovering from such a discouraging setback.
This regimen has been very successful for my daughter. It is my hopes that it'll be successful for your infant/toddler as well - bringing you one step closer to beating eczema.
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