Eczema is an itchy dry ‘reddish skin rash‘ like condition that is mostly seen in children up to five years of age. Symptoms in kids who tend to have eczema are usually noticed before they hit the age of two. The positive side of this is that most children who get or suffer from eczema will move out of the condition over the time before their teens. While this is an incurable condition, monitoring it with accurate medications and treatment will certainly improve the condition.
Eczema is popularly known as atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema. Atopic signifies that a child who has inherited the drift develop this condition like eczema, hay fever, and asthma. Overall the symptoms are itchy, dry, red and cracked skin, and in worst cases, it might even exude fluid and bleed. For most babies, affected skin areas include the face, hands, neck, elbows and behind the knees.
There are no relevant reasons for the exact cause of eczema. However, genes do play a great role, as do certain allergic conditions. Hence, over the past few decades, the instances of eczema, hay fever and asthma have increased.
Eczema affects the skin and has a sudden outburst around the infant period. A baby’s skin tends to dry with itchy reddish patches, especially during the flare-up. All this starts to occur essentially when the immune system exaggerates to elements of the things that the baby is allergic to. Probably at this stage, an intensive treatment could make him, or she feel comfortable.
Eczema triggered skin symptoms are mostly with a high dose of body chemicals, fabric detergents, washing powder, shampoo and fabric softeners. The recommended method is to use bath emollient rather than any soaps or detergents during the shower or non-biological/ fragrance-free washing detergent, which also helps improve the condition of the person with eczema.
Babies find eczema extremely distressing as they end up scratching the area and this leads to severe infections. Only after observing the severity of eczema can the treatment be given. If the baby has mild eczema with few itchy spots or red bubbles, what works better is mostly emollient lotion, ointment or creams. Low levels of steroid creams also would be advised after consulting with a pediatrician.