*This post is not providing medical advice its simply suggestions on products that I have tried on my children.
Do your children have eczema? It’s very common in infants and toddlers. At about 5 months both of my children started developing dry, itchy patches on their ears and arms. When I had seen this at first, I’d thought that my daughter my, first born, might have gotten an allergic reaction to something outside that she may have had touched… She was very irritated by it and just kept rubbing her hands by the itchy spots. I just could not figure out where it came from? When I took my daughter to the doctors they told me that she had atopic eczema which is very common in infants and toddlers. When my son started developing these same dry patches on his arms and ears I knew that he was getting atopic eczema too.
So how do you control the eczema?
There really is not a cure for eczema, it just takes its course and cures usually on its own. Atopic eczema begins in the first two years of a child’s life. Doctors and researchers say that the cause of eczema is unknown, but it is thought to be linked to an overactive response by the body’s immune system to an irritant. It is this response that causes the symptoms of eczema. Also, eczema is commonly found in families with a history of other allergies or asthma. “Atopic eczema begins in the first two years of a child’s life. The good news is that many children grow out of it by the age of 3, and 90% will do so by the time they are 8 years of age” (dr.hilaryjones.com).
Here are a few topical ointments, lotions, bath products that helped control my children’s irritated skin:
Curel Ultra Itch Defense Lotion
Boudreaux’s Baby Butt Smooth Dry Skin Ointment
(An amazing topical ointment to put directly onto the dry patches of the area, very natural)
California Baby Calendula Shampoo and Body Wash
(A shampoo and body wash to use daily on your children’s skin, keeps the skin very moist)Take a look at chaimommas cali baby products post
Cortizone-10 not recommended for everyday use
(Another topical ointment that can be mixed in with any of the above products, which relieves itchiness.)*If the eczema is severe the doctors will prescribe you ointment or creme that is stronger.
So there you go, these are a few products that I have been using since my kids were born. Products have helped my children’s dry, itchy irritated skin.