A child diagnosed with eczema and dermatitis can be a parents worst nightmare. There are sleepless nights, limited activities, and the possibility in a change of diet. Recognizing dermatitis in its early stage is vital. It may seem uncontrollable at first, but can be controlled. One of the worst things you can do is nothing. It won't just magically disappear as bad as you want it to. It can become aggressive if it goes too long untreated. Although the sun and water is harmful to eczema and dermatitis, there are times where your child can still have fun. If you had to limit your child's outdoor activities due to the inflammation of the skin, this can change. Does your little one love the sun? Does he or she love the river, beach or pool? If so don't be to upset parents, this article may just be for you.
Keeping the skin moisturized is the key. Applying creams after a bath is helpful. Over the counter creams such as Eucerin, Aquaphor, and Aveeno may help along with the advice from a doctor. He/She just may prescribe a liquid steroid such as Hydroxyzine to help with the itching. Going to an allergist is also helpful. There may something he or she is eating that can cause it to become worst. 3 year old Heaven has had eczema since she was born. It started with tiny bumps on her face at 3 months old. The liberal use of Eucerin Cream caused it to go away after about 3 weeks. After she suffered a febrile seizure at 18 months old it came back. Eczema can flare up after a trauma or stress to the body. After her mom finally realized that getting frustrated and doing nothing wasn't helping, she made a choice. Instead of being afraid of its aggressiveness she fought back. Using the liquid steroid, a topical oil, cream, and putting 1/4 of bleach in her bath three times a week(advised by her allergist) had little Heaven playing once again in the water and sun. So if you're feeling hopeless and helpless about your child not being able to play outdoors again, don't worry mom it's only Eczema.