April 18, 2018

Eczema in Babies

Eczema, also commonly be referred to as atopic dermatitis is a skin condition that millions of Americans have. Unfortunately this can also include your new baby. If you are the parent of a new baby recently diagnosed with Eczema, you are likely to have many questions. Below is some information that will give you a good start in finding those answers.

The Cause

There can be many different causes to Eczema in babies. It can be hereditary, so if someone in your family has it, your child may be affected by Eczema too. Although Eczema can be tied and compared to allergies, it is also slightly different. Some allergens, including food and airborne allergens can start an outbreak of Eczema. Another common cause can be chemicals found in soaps or washing detergents.

The Treatment

There are many ways to treat Eczema in adults, but what about treating babies? They can be more difficult to implement but there are ways to manage and treat Eczema in babies too. If you or your Doctor believe that your babies Eczema fares up after eating it can be difficult to change a baby’s diet. If you are still breastfeeding you are the one that needs to monitor what you are eating and passing onto your baby.

As already stated, there can be many causes for Eczema in babies but the main two causes are reactions to laundry detergents and soaps. Your baby’s skin is sensitive and these products can irritate their skin easily. If you suspect these are causing irritation to you baby, make changes immediately. Use laundry detergents specifically for babies. These have low levels of chemicals, or all-natural products. Whilst scented bath products smell great they can also cause irritation for your baby. Instead, opt for organic or non-scented products.

This is just some basic information on the common causes and ways to treat Eczema in babies but now what? There is some good news for you and your baby. Eczema does affect individuals of all ages but is more common in the early years of life. Luckily, most children will grow out of the condition by their teens.