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How to Treat Newborn Eczema

Eczema Glenn Dale, MDBeing the parent of a newborn baby can be stressful enough as it is but throw in a skin condition like eczema and you may not know exactly how to handle it. Eczema is a skin condition that causes red, dry, itchy patches to form across certain parts of the skin like the arms, legs, abdomen, and face. And because it is estimated that between 10 and 20 percent of all infants have eczema, if your little one has some of these symptoms, they are certainly not alone.

Because there is no downright cure for eczema and because an infants skin is usually more sensitive as it is, we have created a brief list of a few helpful things you can do to try to avoid an eczema breakout. Let’s take a closer look.

Free and Clear Detergent

You may not realize it, but that laundry detergent that you have been using on your clothes for year contains dyes and fragrances that may exacerbate your little one’s eczema. Try switching to a free and clear laundry detergent that doesn’t contain any added dyes, fragrances, or other skin irritants.

Body Cream

Over-the-counter lotion brands like Aveeno and Eucerin can help to calm and soothe your infant’s eczema. In fact, many of these brands have formulas that are designed specifically for your little one’s skin in mind which means that they will be even more gentle than other lotions. Just towel dry the skin and apply a thick layer of cream on top of eczema both morning and night until you notice some relief.

Schedule an Appointment

Although some infant eczema can be treated at home, if you are worried about your little one’s skin, schedule an appointment either with your pediatrician or with Callender Cosmetic and Dermatology Center.

Want to learn more about adult and infant eczema? Schedule your consultation appointment at our Glenn Dale office today: 301.249.0970

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