Eczema can be tough for the whole family when your newborn or infant develops various symptoms. Sleepless nights with endless itching and raw skin cause anxiety for the whole family. With so many options for natural treatments and eczema remedies, it can be overwhelming to know where to even start. Here are a few tips to help your precious children without exposing them to unnecessary medications and chemicals that could potentially lead to long term side effects.
Find out what triggers your baby’s eczema.
There are many triggers, please read our eczema triggers article to learn more about what are some of the most common eczema triggers as well as how to identify your potential triggers. Likely it can be related to genetics, food allergies, household care products, or the weather. Identifying what causes the flare up will greatly help to minimize future eczema flareups, subsequently diminish the severity of any symptoms. If you are having trouble identifying the cause of eczema, reach out to LEMYKA health group or subscribe. LEMYKA researchers constantly share our experience and findings with our eczema community. You may also consult your doctor to discuss any underlying issues, get skin prick test or blood test done to identify the triggers.
Once the triggers are identified, start skin hydration. Skin hydration is considered as the first line eczema remedy. Moisturizers help skin hold moisture in. Especially for newborns, infants and babies less than two years old, you want to start with natural, gentle eczema treatment such as skin barrier moisturizers before trying prescription medication. Every case of eczema is different, so do not be discouraged if you need to try multiple products in order to find out what is best for your child. There are many products on the market that range from steroid based creams to natural remedies. Although medicated products work to quickly relieve rashes and itching, they could lead to long term side effects such as thinning of the skin. As you may know, restoring skin barrier is important among eczema sufferers, temporary inflammation relieve may not be enough. Some experiences topical steroid withdrawal, a painful and severe skin complication process.
In many cases, it is best to start of using a gentle natural baby eczema cream to relieve dryness, itching and irritation. Choose a product that is free of dyes, fragrances, parabens, and any other skin irritant that could make symptoms worse. LEMYKA offers natural eczema treatment including a line of eczema therapy creams that are formulated with high levels of natural plant-based ingredients that will nourish, strengthen, and soothe problematic skin. LEMYKA Hydrating Cream, Calming Cream, and Healing Lotion help to relieve rashes, redness, inflammation, and itching. We recommend using the Hydrating Cream on your newborn or infant. LEMYKA Calming Cream is suitable for teens and adults. Our healing lotion is a non-greasy therapy cream for facial rashes.
Before using a new product, it is important to test it on a small area of the skin, even if it is made with all natural ingredients! Sometimes a baby might be allergic to a natural plant-based ingredient that parents are not aware about, which could lead to an allergic reaction or rash on the skin. We recommend testing our product on a small patch of your baby’s skin before applying it to a larger area. If your child’s symptoms are severe, and natural products are not showing any improvement to skin, consult your doctor to find out what alternative remedies could better suit your child.
Using strong moisturizers and minimize the eczema triggers are always the first line of eczema treatment. If you find that your baby is allergic to certain foods, contact allergens, etc. you might want to get allergy test done (once your baby is over a year old, your pediatric allergist is likely to order allergy tests. This will help you to identify the exact source. Going to an elimination diet without knowing the exact allergen source is not a good idea and could lead to malnutrition risk.
Bath in lukewarm water every other day may be helpful as well. Some suggest using chlorine bath, since chlorine helps to kill bacteria. It is important to use low concentration of chlorine; it is a skin irritant and could exacerbate your child's eczema when the concentration reaches certain level.
Wear loose, soft cotton clothes is another way of preventing eczema baby to flare up. Rough fabric easily irritate baby's delicate skin and can worsen itching.
Use fragrance-free mild shampoo, wash, and bathing products to avoid potential fragrance allergy. In general, soap bars are more harsh compared to liquid washes, so are the bath bombs. They are likely to result in drier skin.
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