21 January 2011

How do I treat my child's eczema at home?

Some children may not outgrow eczema and will need continuous home treatment. Follow these handy homecare tips.

Eczema is a condition that may commence after the third month of life as a weepy rash on the face and outer surfaces of arms and legs.

Non-biological washing powders should be used instead of enzyme enriched powders. Bubble baths, household antiseptics and medicated soaps are best avoided. Swimming pool chlorine may also irritate and dry out the skin. Local household skin irritants include wool, mohair, nylon and feathers. House dust mites as well as dog and cat skin flakes may aggravate eczema.


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