There are parenting mistakes that are harmless. When in doubt, ask your pediatrician ||In case of eczema, use mild, unscented body and laundry soaps. Pat baby's skin dry; don't rub ||Plan for regular family meals. Enjoy being together as a family and give a chance for everyone to decompress from the day ||Sleep sacks and sufficient layers of clothing are safe alternatives to blankets for children less than six months of age ||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. ||Newborns are expected to lose some weight after delivery due to fluid loss. Don’t worry ||Put a photo of a face – yours – on the side of the cot for your baby to look at. Human faces fascinate babies ||Set aside time to spend with each child individually, so they don't feel like they're competing for your attention ||Proper weight gain is the sign that your baby is having enough milk. Not crying and not comparing with other kids ||Breastfeeding releases Oxytocin which causes contractions of the uterus, helping to stop hemorrhage and initiating weight loss ||
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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