It’s difficult to watch your child struggle with eczema. Your little one has patches of skin that tend to get itchy and dry. Your child is always scratching to the point that there are red spots. There are even patches of skin that have turned red or brown. You’ve tried different types of over-the-counter topical products in hopes of bringing your child relief. You have bought shampoos and body washes that are gentle on your little one’s skin in hopes that the itching would stop. However, eczema doesn’t go away. It’s a chronic problem.
Fortunately, there are treatment options available right here at Dermatology Center of the Rockies. In fact, we are experts in treating children’s eczema, with our board-certified general and pediatric dermatologist, Dr. Holly Paugh, providing helpful advice in a recent Boulder Lifestyle article.
What Can You Do to Manage Children’s Eczema?
While it is not possible to cure your child’s eczema, you can have hope that it may go away when your child grows up. Even if it persists, there are treatments that can make symptoms less severe. Our team at Dermatology Center of the Rockies can help your child to find relief. After an assessment of your child’s skin, a combination approach may be recommended. This can include topical medications, oral antibiotics, and/or antihistamines. It may take a trial period with various treatments to find what is best to help your child.
What Can You Do at Home?
In addition to the administering the medications prescribed by our doctor, you need to diligent in bathing your child with a gentle shampoo and soap. Ask our doctor about recommended products. The next step is to apply a moisturizer that is approved by our doctor. You’ll want to make sure you cover the surface of your child’s body. You can use moisturizer often to keep your child’s skin moist, especially in the dry Colorado climate. When you avoid dryness, you may be able to avoid flare-ups. Be sure to stay in communication with our doctor if your current treatment plan isn’t working.
Make an Appointment for Your Child
If your child is suffering from eczema, don’t play a guessing game about the best solution. Schedule an appointment for an evaluation at Dermatology Center of the Rockies, located in Estes Park and Longmont. Contact us today to book a consultation.