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This is the face of a child with eczema. He has really hit the skin issue jackpot, this one.
He may have inherited his good looks from my husband but we’re also pretty sure he inherited his sensitive skin from him too. He’s the only one of four that had cradle cap (still has it at almost 3) and he has both atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis, otherwise known as eczema.
The Symptoms of Eczema in Kids
Our little guy has flare-ups where his skin gets red, dry and cracked. It looks bad because he seems to have the worst flare-ups on his face and arms. These are usually brought on during extreme heat (hello sweat) and during the cold, dry season–like right now when we’re waiting for the snow to hit.
He also has flare-ups when he comes in contact with certain things. We are still trying to get to the bottom of what causes his reactions (we’re thinking artificial food dyes & citrus) but almost instantly after he has certain foods his skin becomes red, inflamed, and raw, with raised bumps which eventually turns into a dry and scaly rash.
Getting Eczema Relief with Dermakalm Eczema Cream for Infants and Children
Our LO may not be comfortable with these dry spots and rashes on his body, but he is picky about what he allows us to put on him. Luckily, he likes Dermakalm Eczema Cream for Infants and Children.
A big thing for our LO is scent and if he smells something he doesn’t like he won’t even let us put it on. Thankfully this cream, developed with dermatologists, is fragrance-free, a winner before it even gets to work.
Speaking of getting to work, this non-greasy cream works to temporarily relieve the symptoms of eczema like itching, red spots, dry skin, scaling, oozing, abrasions and hardening of the skin with just a thin layer of product. We don’t personally have all those symptoms but with use 2-3 times a day, it definitely helped to quickly relieve the itching, irritation, redness, dry skin and scaling.
As a parent, I can appreciate that it is free of corticosteroids, parabens and artificial colouring (which in our case is the suspected irritant). Our guy is not so little anymore but this Dermakalm cream can be used for LOs as young as 8-weeks-old.
More Information on Eczema and Dermakalm
If you suspect you or your little one may have eczema you should book an appointment with your doctor. There is no known cure for eczema so the most you could do is try to stay away from known irritants and treat symptoms as they appear. You can get more information on eczema and the different types here. You may also want to read this post on myths and facts so that you can clear up some common misconceptions.
Do you have a LO in your life that could benefit from a cream like this?