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    Baby Eczema and How to Treat it?

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    Babies are known for their silky smooth yet gentle skin, however sometimes this is not the case.

    Eczema in children and babies has become a common skin condition with over 1 in 5 young children suffering from it. Eczema is commonly seen as a dry, itchy skin rash that becomes extremely uncomfortable in children. Eczema, although not known where it originates from can be triggered from a variety of sources that make the eczema appear. These include:

    • Dry skin
    • Scratching the affected area
    • Viral or bacterial infections
    • Chemicals from swimming pools
    • Sand
    • Contact with certain carpets or grasses.
    • Artificial colours and preservatives
    • Perfumes, soap and chemicals
    • Woollen or synthetic fabrics
    • Heat or hot rooms.

    These triggers vary from child to child.

    Baby eczema usually starts as a pink, flaky rash on the cheeks and chin, particularly in young babies. The first rashes appear around the 2 to 4 months of age mark. For babies that are older, around crawling age, typically develop the rash on the outside of their arms and legs in the form of dry itchy, irritated skin patches.

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    What does eczema in babies look like?

    Many parents confuse baby eczema with milk or newborn pimples as it appears on the cheeks and is red in appearance however eczema typically shows up when the baby is around 2-5 months of age. In addition, baby eczema can affect both the face and the body and shows up with dry or weepy red patches making the baby quite itchy.

    Eczema in babies can be divided into these three categories:

    Mild – often the eczema will appear as light pink, dry and itchy patches.

    Moderate – often appears as hot spots that are redder that mild baby eczema. Moderate eczema can be found across the baby’s body surface.

    Severe – often will appear as red and flaky skin. Severe baby eczema appears as weepy, red, rough and hardened patches of skin that are incredibly itchy to the child.

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    What causes eczema in babies?

    Baby eczema is commonly caused from an overreaction of the immune system in combination with genetic and environmental factors. Babies with a family history of allergies, asthma or eczema, are more likely to develop the condition. Generally, the immune system of an individual with eczema is more allergically prone while the skin will lack a strong barrier of protection from harsh environments.

    Common Triggers of eczema in babies:
    • Never use bubble bath for your baby as this can cause a large flare up.
    • Where possible, keep you baby from lying on the grass.
    • Try and avoid any animals that could make the rash worse, where possible.
    • Identify if certain foods cause a flare up and then avoid them
    • Avoid wool and clothes fibers that are made from rough materials.

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    Baby eczema cream treatment:

    Regardless of whether your child suffers mild, moderate or severely from baby eczema, treatment is recommended to ensure that your baby’s skin remains soft and comfortable. Grahams Baby Eczema Cream has been developed from clinically tested, naturally formulated ingredients and has been specifically established to relieve your baby’s eczema symptoms. Using a natural baby eczema cream is vital to ensure that no harsh chemicals or additives are being added to the baby’s skin.

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    Some improvement

    There has been some minor improvement to severe eczema on hands and arms. Decrease i n itchiness of the skin. Will keep persisting to see if more improvement.

    Fabulous product

    I bought Grahams Conditioner as a recommended replacement for a botanical product from a company that had ceased trading. It is a brilliant find as it is gentle and soothing on my itchy scalp and leaves my hair soft and manageable. My only concern is that despite being listed as a UK company it came all the way from Australia……not good for my carbon footprint! Hopefully I will be able to find some nearer to home soon.

    Only this works

    Soothes itchiness caused by sensitivity

    SO light and un-aggravating

    Normally with my eczema lotion feels so heavy and can cause me to itch more, it's like you can feel it too much on your skin but not this! The oil and the lotion are so light that I don't have to wait around for it to dry and I don't have to restrain myself from itching it off! It's great! I can just put it on and get dressed and get in bed no problem! I wish it was sold more conveniently in the US but it was so worth it I may just order again! 20/10

    Great product

    I'm ordering my second tube of this gel, as it worked so well on my German Shepherd's recent hot spot. She tolerated it well (it is clearly soothing), & it took the swelling and redness down almost straight away each time we applied. We did need to keep applying it regularly for about a week, as she had a very raw, swollen patch of skin. Alternating the gel with Derma Cream was very effective.