Treating your little one’s eczema

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Eczema, also known as dermatitis is a dry skin condition. Mild cases often show signs of dry, red and itchiness. It usually gets worse in winter because of the coldness, and the condition improves tremendously during summer. There isn’t a single “cure” for eczema, and the way towards improvement is through management.

Don’t forget to:

  1. Apply emollient all over the body 2-3 times a day.
  2. Use gentle strokes in the direction of the hair growth when applying the emollients.
  3. Use soap substitutes, an emollient bath oil and emollient moisturiser.

To gain information to help you to manage your child’s eczema, please visit

The past weeks have been hectic. At first, things were easy. I had time off University and submitted a mitigating circumstances form to deal with my workload. Eventually, everything piled up and now the baby is going through a “growth spurt” and is extra demanding.

For the past two weeks my son has had eczema. I made an appointment with the local GP and he was given a bath liquid and body cream to help with the eczema. After the first week, no improvements were made, in fact my son’s neck became worse with eczema so I scheduled another appointment and he was given another cream that was apparently ‘stronger’.

The best thing to do is make sure your newborn is seen by a medical professional (which is why I have not mentioned which creams were prescribed for him).

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