Like adults, kids also suffer from many skin problems. Allergies in kid takes place due to them getting exposed to the elements or allergies due to certain ingredients are also common these days. Otherwise known as atopic dermatitis, this eczema refers to condition being red and inflamed. Excessive itching takes place in the kids. It is said that atopic eczema affects 10 to 20 percent of kids. Parents are also responsible for this atopic eczema as the kids inherit it from them. One important point is some kids outgrow this condition when they reach 12 to 13 years of age but other kids have this atopic eczema throughout their lives.
Various reasons for eczema in kids are:
There are few reasons why eczema occurs in the kids and these are body reacting abnormally to the irritant, dry skin, over exposure to sun for long time, heat, sweat, over use of products having alcohol in them etc. Diet as well as weather conditions are also responsible for this issue sometimes.
How to identify the eczema symptoms in the kids?
It is very important to identify the symptoms of eczema in the kids. It must be noted that not all the rashes and itchy patches seen are eczema. The kids sometimes have very itchy and scaly skin that is red and inflamed. Initially in the kids small red bumps are present on their cheeks, forehead, scalp etc and these spread to other parts like arms, legs etc. In the kids bends of their elbows and back of their knees are also affected due to this eczema issue. The symptoms might vary but itching is constant in the kids affected with this issue.
These are the various ways by which eczema is treated or managed in the kids.
It is said that eczema cannot be treated completely and it could only be managed so that the kids live with eczema throughout their lives
These are the various ways by which this issue of eczema could be managed in the kids.
This is one important way to manage eczema in the kids. Dry skin could be responsible for this eczema issue in the kids and creams having hydrocortisone is highly effective.
Barrier repair creams:
By locking in moisture, soothing the redness and reducing the inflammation, some moisturisers help in the skin healing. It is good to apply these creams twice or thrice in a day.
Use of antihistamines:
Antihistamines are drugs given to treat allergies etc. The doctors prescribe some antihistamines for the kids so that itching could be controlled.
It is worthy to mention that by avoiding giving the kid frequent hot baths this issue of eczema could be managed in the kids.