Helpful Tips for Better Sleep for Babies with Eczema

As parents with babies with eczema, we feel that taking care of our little one’s skin is a 24-7 job. That’s because eczema is more than just sensitive skin. Eczema begins on the scalp, forehead, ears, neck, cheeks, or in the crooks behind elbows or knees. And it doesn’t stop here. Baby then begins wiggling a lot and rubbing their…

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Do Babies with Eczema Have Allergies?

Food Allergy It is important to understand that food does not cause eczema nor does food cause allergy. The symptoms of allergy are caused when the immune system reacts to food as though it were a threat to the health of the body. Allergic reactions can cause a worsening of eczema symptoms, coughing, sneezing, wheezing, and, in severe instances, anaphylaxis (life-threatening…

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Itch Busters to Help with Scratching and Discomfort

Eczema skin is itchy, very itchy. Eczema is often referred to “the itch you can’t scratch”. While, scratching is a natural reaction to itching, it can make complications more likely and the itching worse. Also, scratching can leave superficial wounds on the skin that may become infected. Unfortunately, it is near impossible not to scratch because scratching generates another sensation of…

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Bath Time Regimen

Equally important to moisturizers is the baby’s bath time regimen, because the most effective way to treat dry skin is to give it the moisture it needs through a relaxing bath. A good bath time regimen before sleep time helps baby get ready for a good night’s sleep. Eczema skin dries out easily and external allergens (dander, dust, etc) can…

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Prescribed Ointments and Creams for Baby Eczema

If your baby was seen by a dermatologist or pediatrician, you were more than likely prescribed topical steroids, and/or topical antibiotics, and/or a skin barrier cream (strong moisturizer) to help treat and clear the eczema. They may even recommend or prescribe non-drowsy oral antihistamines for the itching especially if its bad at night. If you have made the informed decision to…

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Supplements for Mom and Baby to Help Treat Baby Eczema

It is awful to stand by and watch a baby suffer with eczema. That’s why it’s worth trying a range of treatments for baby eczema, including oral probiotics and other beneficial supplements, to see what works best. Although the following supplements are generally good for overall health, always consult with a doctor and most importantly if baby experiences any adverse…

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Daily Application of Moisturizers

Moisturizers are the first line of defense in protecting baby’s skin from external allergens while maintaining the skin’s moisture from dryness and from becoming very itchy. This is essential in treating and managing baby eczema. Our skin barrier is made up of fats and oils that keep water and nutrients in the skin and keep bacteria, allergens and irritants out.…

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Meal Planning for Baby Eczema

Once you have identified which foods and/or baby formula that causes allergic reactions and triggers eczema, you can begin to eliminate and replace them with nutritious alternatives. If not, this can create nutritional deficiencies in both baby and breast-feeding mother.  If you suspect your baby has a food allergy or sensitivity, but have not done an elimination food challenge, read…

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Diet and Meal Planning for Baby Eczema and Allergies

Eliminating the foods that trigger baby eczema symptoms often leads to significant improvement in eczema because symptoms of eczema from food allergies occur much more frequently in early life than later in life. A baby’s eczema can go from severe to mild just by removing the triggering foods. The foods that trigger baby eczema symptoms may be in the diet of…

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Why is a Daily Routine Important for Baby Eczema?

One of the best ways to treat baby eczema is with a good daily routine! Our daily routine has helped tremendously in treating and managing my baby’s severe eczema. It has helped my son finally achieve clear, itchy-free skin. It’s also important to remember that eczema is one of those horrible conditions where there is no one treatment that works for everybody. That’s why…

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