Growing up with eczema can be hard for children. Not only might they struggle with itching or fatigue if itching keeps them up at night, they feel embarrassed of the appearance of dry, red skin patches around other peers. While there is no “cure” for eczema there are steps you can take to help reduce the chances of a flare up.
- Bathe your child as directed by your dermatologist.
- Apply an eczema-friendly moisturizer immediately after bathing and anytime skin feels dry. Make sure not to use scented products during bath time or as a moisturizer.
- When possible dress your child in loose-fitting clothing.
- Watch for and avoid triggers. If your child is attending school for the first time, there may be new environmental triggers to take note of.
- Apply medicine as directed. If your child has flares often, the application of medication prior to a flare may be helpful in prevention.
- Stick to your treatment plan!
While living with eczema can be frustrating for both children and their parents, there are many ways to successfully treat the condition. Don’t be afraid to reach out to our team in the event your existing treatment plan is not working as desired.
Savannah River Dermatology is located at 575 Furys Ferry Rd in Augusta, Ga. For appointments and other questions our office can be reached at 706-691-7079.