How to identify and treat eczema in children
Eczema is a skin disease that is most often observed in those families where they suffer from allergic reactions.
Children over two months of age can get this disease. Even if the child is properly looked after and all hygienic measures are followed, the face may turn red and become covered with a dry crust that starts to ooze. The forehead, chin and cheeks of the baby are covered with small vesicles, which subsequently pass on to the shoulders, chest, arms and hands. The child begins to actively itch, act up, sleep disturbance occurs.
It is very important to ensure that the baby does not tear apart the vesicles and thereby does not bring the infection.
In older children, lesions usually appear in the knee and elbow folds, less likely to appear on the hands due to skin irritating creams.
To cure eczema, it is necessary to carefully monitor the hygiene of the child using dermatological cleansers, which in the first place will not dry the skin. It is also necessary to use special creams that nourish and soothe the skin of the child from itching.
In addition, antibiotics are taken by prescription and a special cream is used, which includes cortisone. Bathing a baby with eczema should be less common than usual. It is useful to take sunbaths, but in moderation.
Eczema proceeds capriciously, but by the three years of the course of the disease, the child becomes easier. This disease can also occur in an adult, and subsequently can develop into chronic dermatitis. Children who often have eczema may have asthma.