Causes and treatment of baby eczema

2022-03-12

Baby eczema first appears in babies 1-3 months old. Also known as neonatal eczema, children with infantile eczema are prone to developing other allergic diseases later on, such as asthma, allergic rhinitis, and allergic conjunctivitis. So, what are the causes of baby eczema?

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Causes of infant eczema include:

1. Genetic factors.

Infant eczema is a manifestation of atopic dermatitis in infancy. Atopic dermatitis is also called atopic dermatitis, atopic eczema, atopic dermatitis, atopic eczema, etc. This is related to hereditary allergies.

Parents with allergic diseases, such as asthma, urticaria, allergic rhinitis, etc., will have abnormal immune systems. Plasma IgE levels in children with eczema are several to dozens of times higher than in normal infants, which is genetically determined. Some babies may have other allergic diseases, such as bronchial asthma or allergic rhinitis, at or after the onset of eczema, which are closely related to hereditary allergies.

2. Protein allergy.

A high-protein diet may be an external pathogenic factor for infantile eczema. Among mothers with eczema, 92.7% of them are accustomed to paying attention to nutrition during pregnancy, mainly eating high-protein diets such as chicken, duck, fish and shrimp, and some like to eat spicy food such as spicy food. Nursing mothers may also aggravate their children's eczema by eating spicy foods and seafood products.

Therefore, if a mother finds that her baby has allergies during pregnancy or breastfeeding, she can consider whether it is eczema caused by protein allergy.

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So what should be done about newborn eczema?

1. When babies have eczema, they should find the cause and then correct it. If it is because of food intolerance, it is necessary to take systematic or local comprehensive treatment.

2. When babies have eczema, they should not use soapy water or hot water, and avoid sunlight. Babies should not have sweaters or chemical fabrics in direct contact with the skin, which is not good for the skin.

3. Different treatment methods cannot be taken at the same time. For the acute stage, topical ointment can be used, or 1% 4% boric acid solution can be used for wet compress. In the subacute stage, you can take a bath with warm water every night, and then apply glycyrrhizic acid lotion to relieve itching and inflammation. In the chronic stage, wash the skin with warm water and then apply the ointment.

4. If your baby's eczema is itchy and uncomfortable, you need to go to a dermatologist for examination and treatment in time, which is more reassuring. And sometimes it may not be eczema, so as not to delay the disease.

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