The most important thing on growth curves is how your baby grows over time. If he's small but growing at the appropriate rate, there's usually no cause for concern. ||Bathe baby for no more than ten minutes in warm water especially if he shows signs of skin eczema. ||As a new baby mother who has to breast feed you should make sure that you drink lots of water ... Make a habit out of drinking a glass of water every time you feed your baby. This will ensure that you are getting your water, and help your body produce enough milk. ||Try to develop passions outside of work. Don't define yourself by your job, and have the courage to be imperfect. ||Plan for regular family meals. Enjoy being together as a family and give a chance for everyone to decompress from the day ||Excessive warmth and overdressing are as harmful as cold weather. Temperature inside your home should not exceed 23 degrees ||Ask your baby's doctor about vitamin D supplements for the baby, especially if you're breast-feeding ||Proper weight gain is the sign that your baby is having enough milk. Not crying and not comparing with other kids ||Set aside time for your partner and share what's happening in each other's life ||If you have trouble emptying your breast, apply warm compresses to the breast or take a warm shower before breast-feeding ||
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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