Infantile eczema, commonly known as "ringworm of the breast", is a common skin disease associated with allergic reactions. Infantile eczema is most common in childhood. Infant eczema generally appears in 1 to 3 months after birth, and is more common in infants who are allergic to milk. It gradually decreases after half a year, and most sick children gradually heal themselves after 1 and a half years. The rash is polymorphic, itchy and recurrent. It usually occurs on the cheeks, scalp, forehead, between the eyebrows, neck, under the jaw, or behind the ears, but can also spread to other areas. The rash begins with small papules or erythema, and gradually increases with small blisters, yellowish-white scales, and crusts.
Try to avoid exposing your baby to substances that may cause allergies. If the baby is allergic to eggs, it can be temporarily not added.
If the baby eats breast milk, the mother should pay attention not to eat fish, shrimp, lamb and other foods that are easy to cause allergies, and it is best not to eat irritating foods such as peppers.
Keep your baby's hands clean and cut your baby's fingernails frequently. Avoid scratching, so as not to infection, eczema is very itchy, the baby often scratches with the hand, scratching will cause bacterial infection of the skin.
Do not use strong alkaline soap, hot water to wash the affected skin. Because soap and hot water will wash away the oil on the surface of the baby's skin, making the skin more dry and irritating.
Wear large cotton clothes for your baby to avoid rubbing and aggravating eczema. Mother and baby do not wear silk, wool fabric clothes, so as not to cause or aggravate allergies.
The mother can not use any hormone ointment for the baby without authorization, because too much external use of such drugs will be absorbed by the skin and bring side effects to the baby's body. If necessary, antihistamines, anti-inflammatory, antipruritic and antiallergic drugs can be used under the guidance of a doctor.
If you are unable to breastfeed, you may choose a formula containing prebiotics based on your doctor's advice, which has been shown to help regulate the infant's immune system, reduce infant eczema, and prevent other allergic diseases.