Are you a mom and looking for some relief for your child's skin condition?
As a mum of three, I know that at some point or another, most kids develop a skin irritation or condition. Whether it’s the result of getting too hot, is caused by eczema, or allergies, it doesn’t matter. The truth is, most little ones have skin problems at one point or another or develop a health condition that causes their skin to become sore and itchy. One of the most common of these is chicken pox, something that affects most kids at one point or another.
Dealing with these types of problems can be a real nightmare, especially when your little ones are too young to understand what’s going on. To make dealing with sore and irritated skin easier, something that’s quite common for little ones, I thought I would share a few tips.
Let’s talk prevention
Obviously, you can’t prevent health conditions like chickenpox, but you can prevent skin problems. Things like eczema, for example, can be prevented with the right care. The most common cause of eczema in babies and young children is using products that are too harsh for their delicate skin. That’s why it’s important to use products that won’t upset their skin. For bathtime, Dead Sea salts and oatmeal baths are a great option. Stick to products that are as natural as possible and free from any scents. The same applies when it comes to using moisturiser on them.
How to stop scratching
As children don’t always understand what’s happening, it can be a nightmare to get them to stop scratching. However, as scratching can cause scarring and infection, it’s important that you find a way to do so. For younger children, putting them in kids mittens is a great option as this prevents them from being able to scratch. It’s also worth keeping their fingernails cut short so that should they scratch, they do minimum damage. Any areas of skin that are itchy, keep covered with long sleeved clothing or a cotton bandage. This will keep it cool and should help to prevent itching. If the area gets too hot, the itching will intensify so make sure to keep it cool.
The best ways to soothe sore and itchy skin
When their skin is sore and itchy, often kids get upset when you try to touch it. They’re scared of the pain and so get upset. However, if you don’t apply anything to it, it will only become redder and sorer. The best things to use on sore, itchy skin are chamomile lotion, Sudocrem, and pure aloe vera. The chamomile lotion and Sudocrem shouldn’t sting, but the aloe vera may do if the skin is open. However, all of these are fantastic options for helping to soothe and heal sore, itchy skin.
There you have it, the best ways to deal with skin problems in young children. Whether they’re caused by eczema or chicken pox, it doesn’t matter; the remedies above should help. It doesn’t have to be a nightmare when your little one has sore, itchy skin, it’s just a case of dealing with it in the right way.