Health Tip: Soothing Baby's Eczema11/26/13
(HealthDay News) -- Eczema can cause red, itchy, dry patches on
baby's skin, particularly in the folds of the legs and arms.
The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to help treat
- Talk to your pediatrician about which over-the-counter lotions
or creams are best for your child's eczema.
- If your baby's eczema is mild, the pediatrician may not
recommend any treatment
- To keep eczema at bay, bathe baby with a very gentle cleanser,
and use a gentle detergent to clean baby's clothes.
- Dress baby in soft clothing, avoiding wool and similar scratchy
- Avoid frequent baths, limiting to no more than three times per
- Talk to the doctor about whether baby should avoid any
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