Learning how to spot the symptoms of baby atopic dermatitis can help you act on it immediately. Atopic dermatitis in infants, which is also known as infantile eczema, can affect mostly the face and cheek of infants. It usually starts with itchiness and eventually with skin inflammation. If your baby is experiencing an infantile eczema, then he might be sensitive or allergy to a certain food he has just eaten or to the environment. It may also indicate that your baby will have certain allergies and sensitivities later on as he grows older.
Once your child experiences the first sign of infantile eczema, most probably he will be provoked to scratch his skin. Scratching can be dangerous as it may aggravate the infection. For your baby not to continue scratching his skin, you must dress him with a shirt that has hand flaps. You may also try to put mittens on your child especially during night time when you can’t be able to watch him over all the time.
For sure, your baby will cry as a sign of itchiness and discomfort. In order to lessen the feeling of itchiness as well as to keep your baby at ease, you have to be sure to moisturize your baby’s skin. Choose a moisturizer that is organic and does not contain chemical or alcohol as well as oil. Chemicals and oil can aggravate the itchy sensation.
If your baby’s skin starts swelling and scabbing, then it may signal that his baby atopic dermatitis has aggravated already. When severe scaling and bleeding occurs, you need to call your dermatologists the soonest time possible in order to prevent your baby’s skin from being infected. Your doctor may prescribe medication such as oral antihistamines, corticosteroid creams and emollient lotion to ease your baby’s skin problem. However, if you are apprehensive of using some chemically based medications, you can always pick on some natural remedies to cure baby atopic dermatitis.