It's easy to say, "Don't scratch." Getting your child with eczema to listen to you is another story. But a little creativity can help keep your kid's fingers away from the itchy rash.
"The trouble with scratching is that it can actually make the condition worse," says Lawrence Eichenfield, MD, chief
Is your baby scratching all day from an eczema rash? Don't despair. Try these strategies to soothe the itchy skin.
Baths add moisture to dry skin and get rid of bacteria that can cause skin infections. Use fragrance-free, mild soaps or soapless cleansers made for sensitive skin. Bathe your baby for
When your child with eczema is in day care or school, you won't have the same control over his environment as you do at home. But there are still plenty of steps you can take to prevent itchy flares and other problems while your child is out of the house.
When choosing a day-care center, you first w
Don't let your home be a trigger for an eczema flare in your child. There are lots of ways to keep everyday household items from setting off an itchy rash.
When you have a child with eczema, you need to set up an allergy-free home -- from the ceiling down to the floors. All-cotton carpets or plain h
When your baby has eczema, you may start wondering if that itchy rash is related to your feeding style. Is breastfeeding to blame? Or the solid foods you just introduced? Some simple tips can help you get your baby off to a healthy start.
Breastfeeding is always best, experts say. Breast milk gives