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Crawling babies and atopic dermatitis

Crawling babies and atopic dermatitis


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Around six or seven months, when babies begin to crawl, it is very normal for them to spend much more time on the floor. They will rub your knees, arms and crotches on different surfaces, possibly increasing the symptoms of atopic dermatitis.

My daughter had atopic dermatitis or eczema from six to almost eighteen months of age, although this in no way prevented her from crawling. Even so, I wanted to be more careful so that she did not touch the parts that were most irritated, on the ground.

My daughter's dermatitis symptoms started first with a redness on the back of the legs. She was scratching herself and there was no way to avoid it. I tried everything. Moisturizing creams, alcohol-free perfumes, and even the use of only cotton clothes.

At first, the dermatitis only increased, and appeared in other areas of the body such as the elbows, neck, armpits, and other joints. What did decrease the intensity of my daughter's dermatitis was to stop using bath gel with soap, keep her skin always well hydrated, and avoid rubbing her skin with the labels and seams of the clothes, that is, with everything what was not cotton. Little by little the dermatitis was dismissed and, from one day to the next, it was over. Just as it came, it went.

Atopic dermatitis or eczema is a chronic skin condition characterized by the appearance of lesions or reddened areas that cause itching and discomfort for the baby. Dermatitis can occur at any time and its intensity is variable. 14 percent of children suffer from this type of condition, which causes 60 percent of consultations in the baby's first year of life.

To alleviate irritation and discomfort caused by dermatitis in children, some parents use products for local application, indicated by the doctor. Some studies concluded that fish helps reduce childhood dermatitis.

On the other hand, to prevent the lesions from becoming contaminated, it is recommended that you keep the affected area always clean and prevent the baby from crawling through unfamiliar and dirty environments. It is necessary to treat the injured area no longer start to get irritated, applying powders or ointments rich in vitamin A, zinc oxide, and boric acid. In the event that the dermatitis persists for a longer time, it is advisable to know what factors are causing this disease.

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