Is it just me or are there more cases of childhood eczema than ever? I just do not remember so many of my friends or family members suffering from this dreadful skin disease, but now it’s as though every other child you meet suffers from it.
According to my daughter’s pediatrician and dermatologist, parents who suffer from asthma, bronchitis, and allergies are most likely to bear children with eczema. Now this is really bad because I haven’t suffered from asthma since I was a small child, but apparently that was enough to mark my daughter.
I have thought on more than one instance that I have this eczema thing under wraps and I pretty much know how to handle it. Then the sneaky skin disease changes forms and presents itself in some unforeseen way all over my daughter’s body. This causes me to rush her to the pediatrician who’s always baffled and says something like: “Well let’s try this cream for athlete’s foot; if it doesn’t clear in three days take her to a dermatologist.” Then the dermatologist calmly says, “Oh that’s just eczema. Use your prescribed cream and don’t forget the $30 co-pay on your way out.”
This is getting out of control! Since she is in preschool we have to take these precautions every time. In the photo is our most recent outbreak which covered her entire body including ears, and bottom of her feet.
I have heard of a couple of things that people use to help with their children’s eczema such as:
1. Benadryl and ice to help with itching.
2. Shea butter and coconut oil to help with dryness and outbreaks.
What are some things that work for your child’s eczema?