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Charlotte dermatologist tips for managing eczema

Charlotte dermatologists are aware that October is eczema awareness month. There is no cure for eczema, but this skin condition can be managed through a number of treatments. Thanks to clinical trials and studies, more treatments are being developed. Depending on the type of eczema, yours or your child’s treatment could consist of lifestyle changes, over-the-counter medications and creams, prescription medications, light therapy, and biologic drugs. Board-certified dermatologists can provide valuable tips for managing this condition. Especially if you are concerned about how to care for babies and children. Children’s eczema rarely has a clear cause, but the condition will improve with good skin care.

Atopic dermatitis

Your dermatologist can offer many tips that can reduce your Child’s atopic dermatitis symptoms. Consider the following:

  1. Bathe your child in warm, not hot water.
  2. Limit your child’s bath time to 5 or 10 minutes.
  3. Use cleanser only when needed and that is fragrance-free.
  4. Never use bubble bath.
  5. If your child’s eczema is infected, discuss the option of bleach baths with your dermatologist.
  6. To dry their skin, gently pat the child’s skin with a soft towel, leaving the skin moist.
  7. If your child has medicine apply medicine as directed.
  8. Apply moisturizer after the medication, to the rest of your child’s skin.

Choosing the right moisturizer

When selecting a moisturizer, it is more effective to choose a thick cream or ointment.

The moisturizer should be fragrance-free, you can consider petroleum jelly, a product that works well for many children. Often, it can be necessary to sample different types to identify the best moisturizer for your child.

Tips for washing clothes

Laundry detergent that are formulated to be free and clear are definitely beneficial. Keep in mind that scented fabric softener or dryer sheets can contribute to skin irritation. Be sure to use enough water for adequate rinsing. Any clothing that touches the skin should be tagless because tags can rub against the skin, causing irritation. Always wash new clothes before wearing, to remove dyes and fabric finishers, which can irritate the skin.

Proper skin care is a critical part of managing your child’s eczema. If you are unsure how to care for your child’s eczema, you should make an appointment for your child to see a dermatologist.

One of Charlotte’s top dermatologists

If you seek to avoid problems with your skin, hair, or hands, Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte can provide high quality and innovative treatment in a caring and professional environment. Dr. Nixon is a board-certified dermatologist whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your cosmetic concerns.

Their range of services includes medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. In addition to Halo by Sciton, they provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox treatments, microdermabrasion, and more. Treatment is available for both adult and pediatric patients. Call Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte today; for a skin care evaluation and analysis.

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