Health Tip: Soothing Baby's Eczema
(HealthDay News) -- Eczema can cause red, itchy, dry patches on baby's skin, particularly in the folds of the legs and arms.
The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to help treat baby's eczema:
Talk to your pediatrician about which over-the-counter lotions or creams are best for your child's eczema.
If your baby's eczema is mild, the pediatrician may not recommend any treatment
To keep eczema at bay, bathe baby with a very gentle cleanser, and use a gentle detergent to clean baby's clothes.
Dress baby in soft clothing, avoiding wool and similar scratchy fabrics.
Avoid frequent baths, limiting to no more than three times per week.
Talk to the doctor about whether baby should avoid any foods.
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