LANSING, Mich. — Eczema is a condition that makes your skin red and itchy. It's common in children but can occur at any age. For anyone that has had this condition, you know that it is something that you want to deal with right away. Below are five ways you can help your kids living with Eczema
Hydration is Key: A big trigger of Eczema has to do with water loss! Make sure to replace any moisture that is lost because that makes people more prone to inflammation and skin irritation. Using products such as petroleum jelly right after a bath or shower can help seal the moisture back into the skin. Also make sure to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day to keep those hydration levels up.
Dr. Eddie’s Happy Cappy Body Wash: A pediatrician’s solution for soothing dry, itchy, irritated, sensitive skin for children of all ages (big and small.) This moisturizing cleanser is dermatologist and clinically tested and is free of skin irritants like fragrance, dye, alcohol, sulfates, phthalates, and preservatives known as parabens. In fact, over 95% of Dr. Eddie's ingredients are of natural plant-based origin. Ingredients were carefully selected for their soothing properties—Oatmeal Extract, Licorice Root Extract, Aloe Vera, Provitamin B5, and Hyaluronic Acid. Happy Cappy is cruelty-free and vegan. https://happycappyshampoo.com
Lush Dream Cream: This cream is very appropriately named because anyone with Eczema who has tried it will tell you it works like a “dream.” For skin that reacts to just about anything, treat it to this classic, calming blend of oat milk, lavender and chamomile: it's gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin. Olive oil and cocoa butter are great for softening up dry or chapped skin, and rose oil helps to tone down redness and irritation. Do your skin a favor and treat it right with Lush’s Dream Cream. https://www.lushusa.com/body/body-lotions/dream-cream/00031.html
Get a Humidifier: Dry air and climates can pull moisture right from the skin thus making a case of eczema even worse. Since humidity tends to remain lower during the winter time having a humidifier in the home or office which is designed to add moisture into the air can definitely help.
Try Not to Scratch: Yes, we know this is easier said than done! However, scratching skin affected by Eczema is sort of like pouring gasoline on a fire in order to put it out. Scratching will only make the situation worse. Sometimes people even scratch in their sleep and don’t realize they are doing it. In these cases, revert back to a trick used for babies who scratch and put socks on your hands if you have to.
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