Atopic Eczema Treatment Steps

If your baby is suffering from atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema, Mother and Father can do the following ways to relieve or treat the symptoms they suffer.

Atopic eczema is more common in children, especially when they are only one year old. However, this condition can also affect older children, adolescents, and adults. This condition is characterized by dry, itchy, cracked, red, and scaly skin. The location can be anywhere, such as on the face, hands, folded elbows, folded knees, or scalp.

Atopic Eczema Treatment Steps

Atopic eczema treatment steps

Until now it is not known what the exact cause of this disease is, but heredity or genetics, as well as a cold and dry environment, are thought to be risk factors for the emergence of atopic eczema. Even though this disease is not contagious, it is important for sufferers to carry out skin care to overcome damage to the skin as a result of chronic (chronic) atopic eczema.


Atopic Eczema Treatments You Can Do at Home

Atopic eczema can disappear as your little one gets older, but it can also recur at any time. To reduce symptoms in the form of itching and burning experienced by your baby, you can take the following steps:


Bathe the baby with clean water with a temperature of about 36 degrees Celsius, try to use warm water temperature. Bathe your little one for about 10-15 minutes.

Choose soap without coloring, without fragrance, and made from non-alkaline. Rinse the soap until it is completely clean.

Be diligent in applying moisturizer to your little one's skin at least twice a day after bathing. This moisturizer is useful to help repair dry and damaged skin. Choose a moisturizer that matches your little one's skin or discuss it with your doctor first. Don't choose a moisturizer that contains fragrance because it can make eczema symptoms recur.

Ask your little one not to scratch the skin. If this is difficult, just cover the itchy skin area or ask him to wear gloves at night.

Cut your little one's nails so that the skin is not scratched or injured when scratched.

Choose clothes that are soft and cool on the skin to reduce irritation. Don't choose clothes that feel harsh, itchy, and tight.

Compress your little one's skin with a cool, wet cloth to reduce itching.

Avoid activities that make your little one heat up and sweat a lot.

Keep your little one away from everything that makes the itching appear, for example dust, certain foods, dust, or pet hair.

Ask your little one to drink lots of water so that his skin becomes moist.

Keep the humidity and room temperature comfortable for your little one. As much as possible avoid dirty, dry air and temperatures that are too cold, so as not to aggravate the complaints.

Caring for the skin of a child with atopic eczema is an important part of managing the disease, but this condition also needs to be treated by a doctor. To relieve symptoms, doctors can give several types of drugs. For example, corticosteroids to reduce inflammation of the skin, or antibiotics if there are signs of infection.


Immediately consult your little one to the doctor, if the symptoms of eczema are getting worse, or if there are signs of infection such as fever, or skin blisters filled with fluid and pus. Although sometimes it can heal on its own, practicing the methods above and following the doctor's advice, can relieve the symptoms of atopic eczema experienced by your little one and reduce the risk of further damage to the soft skin.

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