Facing atopic dermatitis in a child, parents go through the following stages: once – they notice the first symptoms, two – they are looking for causes, three – they begin treatment together with a special diet. But one more question remains open – how to care for the skin in case of allergies, because it requires special attention? Consider a few recommendations.
The first rule of skin care for atopic dermatitis is a reduction in the time a child spends in disposable diapers. Failure to comply with this recommendation may lead to not the most pleasant consequences, namely, irritation of the perineum. Not only is it quite painful, it also threatens to turn into diaper dermatitis, which you can read about in the article by reference. It is unlikely that your plans include the fight against two types of dermatitis, instead of one, so the recommendation is desirable to follow.
The second step in the organization of proper skin care for allergies – air baths. Try to arrange them more often and make them longer. Naturally, taking into account the temperature in the room and the condition of the child. Still, hypothermia is not in our plans.
But unfounded fears come to nothing. If you find that your baby has cold hands and feet, do not immediately run for a blanket. This does not mean that it is cold, just the body is trying to save heat and constricts blood vessels. And if the child still freezes and feels discomfort, believe me, he will immediately let you know about it by crying.
An excellent tool in skin care for atopic dermatitis are baths with celandine. And they can even be daily. Heat water to a temperature of 34-37 ° C. But note that if the skin manifestations of allergies are pronounced and painful, the temperature of the water should be reduced by one degree. Otherwise, bathing a newborn will give you a lot of trouble, and he will get as many unpleasant feelings.
There are a number of conclusions about the dangers of detergent cosmetics. Unfortunately, not all newly-made moms listen to them. In 97% of baby shampoos, the dangerous substance Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) or its analogues is used. Many articles have been written about the effects of this chemistry on the health of both children and adults. At the request of our readers, we tested the most popular brands. The results were disappointing – the most publicized companies showed the presence of those most dangerous components. In order not to violate the legal rights of manufacturers, we cannot name specific brands.
The company Mulsan Cosmetic, the only one who passed all the tests, successfully received 10 points out of 10 (see). Each product is made from natural ingredients, completely safe and hypoallergenic.
If you doubt the naturalness of your cosmetics, check the expiration date, it should not exceed 10 months. Come carefully to the choice of cosmetics, it is important for you and your child.
As you can see, all the recommendations are very simple. There is nothing among them that you would not know and have not heard before. However, their compliance can significantly alleviate the manifestation of allergies.