Always check the water temperature with your hand before bathing your baby. Be sure the room is comfortably warm, too ||Reflux is common in newborns. Most babies outgrow reflux between the time they are 1 and 2 years old ||There are some games, that you can play with your child to increase his ability to concentrate. Check them out in our articles section. ||Never tie a pacifier to your child’s crib or around your child’s neck or hand. This could cause serious injury or even death ||Until your baby is 6 months old, he'll get all the hydration he needs from breast milk or formula, even in hot weather ||If your child's scalp is very crusty, put some baby oil or olive oil on the scalp 1 hour before washing to soften the crust ||During growth spurts - around 6 weeks after birth — your newborn might want to be fed more often ||Set aside time for your partner and share what's happening in each other's life ||The pacifier’s guard or shield should have ventilation holes so the baby can breathe if the shield does get into the mouth ||Never pick up your infant by the hands or wrists as this can put stress on the elbows. Lifting under the armpits is the safest way ||
Atopic Eczema

What is Atopic Eczema?

It is a skin problem that causes dry, itchy, scaly, red skin. It can occur in infants, children, and adults, and seems more common in certain families.

Conditions

Causes of Eczema?

The cause of Eczema is unknown although hereditary factors appear to play a strong role. In most people, atopic dermatitis is caused by a genetic dysfunction in the outermost layer of the skin (the epidermis).

Symptoms

Symptoms of Eczema?Skin is dry, scaly and Itchy itching could be more at nightIt is common in infants; there may be red, scaly, and crusted areas on the front or back of the arms and legs, cheeks, or scalp. The diaper area is not usually affected.

Plugged hair follicles because small bumps to develop, usually on the face, upper arms, and thighs

Increased skin creasing on the palms and/or an extra fold of skin under the eye

 

Darkening of the skin around the eyes

Doctor's Instructions

What is the treatment of Eczema?

1 – Eliminate aggravating factors which include:

Heat, perspiration, dry environments

Emotional stress or anxiety

Rapid temperature changes

Do not expose to chemicals or cleaning solutions, including soaps and detergents, perfumes and cosmetics, wool or synthetic fibers, dust, sand, and cigarette smoke

2- Keep skin hydrated by Emollients and Bathing

3- Treat skin irritation by using topical steroids

4- Control itching by using Oral Antihistaminic and Wet dressing

5- Ultraviolet light therapy (Phototherapy) an Immunosuppressive drugs may be used in severe cases.

                                            

 Can eczema be prevented? 

 

Babies who have a parent, brother, or sister with eczema have a high risk of developing atopic eczema. In these babies, the use of moisturizing creams or ointments from the first week of life may prevent eczema during the first year. However, it is uncertain whether this measure is effective in preventing eczema later in life.

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