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Pipette for dry skin rash in winter

The Best Thing You Can Do for Your Child Suffering from Eczema

Does your child get a dry skin rash in the winter? Itchy, dry skin is common in the colder months, but your child could be suffering through more than just dry skin.

Eczema is a common winter skin problem due to lower humidity in the air.

As a pediatrician, time and again, I’ve seen that the key to fighting these dry skin, eczema flare ups really is PREVENTION.

Fighting Eczema Flare Ups and Dry Skin in Winter

Rashes in general often provide the most stress and uncertainty for parents. And when dry skin crosses over into the realm of eczema, you may not know where to start. There is so much information out there, yet a lot of it seems to be conflicting or even misinformation.

And that can make an already frustrating situation seem impossible.

So today, we’re working with Pipette to bring you the REAL deal info on how to prevent flare ups just in time for Eczema Awareness Month.

I’m also sharing some triggers to watch out for and some ways to use Pipette products in your eczema treatment routine.

Avoid Eczema Triggers to Prevent Flare Ups

I get questions about eczema all the time, and I fully believe that preventing flare ups is the best way to approach this particular skin condition. Following these tips will greatly cut back on eczema flare ups:

1. Reduce the number of baths and your child’s time in hot bath water.

Too many baths can lead to skin drying out, causing eczema flares. Hot water can also be extremely harsh on delicate skin.

Baths are important – just keep them on the cooler and shorter side to avoid triggering eczema flare ups.

2. Identify and avoid allergy triggers.

All allergens cause reactions in our bodies. And sometimes these reactions appear in the form of skin problems!

Avoiding environmental and food allergy triggers can significantly reduce your child’s eczema flare ups. Keeping a flare up diary can help determine which allergens your child should avoid.

3. Moisturize skin daily with fragrance-free, clean products.

Moisture is so important to preventing dry skin and eczema flare ups. But lotions with fragrances can be irritating to sensitive skin. Stop dry, itchy skin before it starts by keeping clean, fragrance-free moisturizers slathered on.

4. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen!

What does the sun do? You guessed it – the sun leads to dry skin, which increases eczema flares. It’s important to choose a sunscreen that is clean and non-nano zinc oxide based.

Also, many people don’t think about using sunscreen in the winter months, but applying daily sunscreen is a necessity, especially for eczema-prone skin.

Treating Eczema with Pipette Products

Finding the right products that work for your child is important. I recommend the following products for parents dealing with eczema in children – Pipette uses only 100% clean, soothing ingredients to help your child prevent and treat eczema flare ups. Pipette is also approved by the National Eczema Association and does NOT contain any irritants or contact allergens known to exacerbate eczema or irritate sensitive skin.

  • Eczema Lotion – Clean ingredients help lock in moisture and defend against moisture loss to comfort sensitive, dry skin.
  • Balm Stick / Baby Balm – This nourishing, extra-rich product is the ultimate in hydration, with plant-derived ingredients to comfort even the most sensitive skin.
  • Baby Cream to Powder – This product is the perfect alternative to traditional baby powders to lock in moisture and prevent skin chafing.
  • SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen – Plant-derived ingredients help soothe skin and protect against the harsh effects of the sun.
  • Fragrance-Free Baby Shampoo & Wash – Using clean wash products is also important to prevent irritation and eczema flare ups. This shampoo & wash is also great to use with the “soak and seal” method of eczema prevention and treatment.

Final Thoughts on Fighting a Dry Skin Rash in Winter

Because there is never a one-size-fits-all remedy in medicine, many people eventually turn to several doctors and medications before finding and equation that works for their child’s eczema.

But hopefully these tips for keeping flares at bay can help ease some frustrations {and itchiness!}.

~Dr. Katie

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