As mothers we want to protect our children from anything that could hurt them.
We unfortunately cannot protect them from the genetic conditions we pass onto them.
Many children inherit Atopic Dermatitis or eczema from their parents. It affects 1 in 5 children and up to 10% of adults. Although eczema is genetically inherited it is important to understand that your children may also develop it as a result of exposure to certain allergens.
Eczema can be quite devastating and can cause extreme discomfort in children. There are many treatments available today but the most common is topical corticosteroids. These medications are solely used to reduce inflammation, itching or scaling. They need to be used with a barrier repair cream in order to restore the skin and effectively treat the condition.
Corticosteroids come in various strengths depending on the severity of the eczema. You can buy hydrocortisone over the counter or obtain a prescription for stronger, more potent medications. It is vital that you use these medications as prescribed as they are known to cause severe side effects. These effects can be devastating in babies and children as their skin is still developing and can be sensitive. Corticosteroids are prescribed for short term use only as cause skin thinning and in rare cases stretch marks.
Many individuals dilute corticosteroids with emollients so that they can be it over the long term. This is not safe and can do damage to your child’s skin over the long term. It is important that you always consult a doctor before trying any treatment for eczema.
There is another option……
As a mother you need to look for a long term treatment option for your children. This option should reduce the itch and redness without the time limitations and side effects.
Dermalex Repair is an effective self-treatment without cortisone and without side effects. It is the perfect compromise between the two treatment methods. Dermalex effectively targets the damaged skin barrier and reduces symptoms.