When I found out I was Pregnant with Amandalynn I was not very happy bout passing my sickly genes on to a poor helpless child. Both my children have it and Lorelai’s is the worst. I often research to find out if any new meds are on the market or any types of advice. To better my children’s battle against this.
Here is some info that I gathered from different places on the online world… (Links http://www.medicinenet.com/eczema/article.htm , http://www.skincarephysicians.com/eczemanet/whatis.html )
A bit of background for those who are not familiar with this illness: Eczema is a general term for many types of skin inflammation. Eczema can affect people of any age, although the condition is most common in infants, and about 85% of those affected have an onset prior to 5 years of age. Eczema will permanently resolve by age 3 in about half of affected infants. In others, the condition tends to recur throughout life. People with eczema often have a family history of the condition or a family history of other allergic conditions, such as asthma or hay fever. Eczema is slightly more common in girls than in boys. It occurs in people of all races.
Doctors do not know the exact cause of eczema.
Some forms of eczema can be triggered by substances that come in contact with the skin, such as soaps, cosmetics, clothing, detergents, jewelry, or sweat. (This explains why I cannot use any form of soap of cream on Lorelai)
I came across a section where they tell you have it can be prevented and some of it just sounded stupid to me.
- Avoidance of over-bathing; – really once a day too much?
- bathing in warm, not hot, water and using a mild soap; – No soap for my girls, they get bathed with Epizone cream
- limiting or avoiding contact with known irritants like soaps, perfumes, detergents, jewelry, environmental irritants, etc.; – do this already no improvement
- Avoiding foods that cause allergic reactions; – how will I know what they are allergic to? They do get a true positive result before the age of 4! Do I know not feed my child until then?
- Avoiding activities that make you hot and sweaty as well as abrupt changes in temperature and humidity; – no running or playing?
- A humidifier should be used in both winter (when the heating dries the atmosphere) and in the summer (if air conditioning is used because it depletes the moisture in the air); – I can tick this one and say that it really helps a hell of a lot.
- Maintaining cool temperatures in sleeping areas, because heat can lead to sweating that worsens itching and irritation;
- Practicing good skin hygiene even when you are not having symptoms.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE RANDOM ONLINE PICTURES THAT LOOKS LIKE WHAT MY KIDS HAVE BEEN THROUGH.
And that’s that…