Moisturizing Frequently Calms Eczema, Study Shows
If your child has eczema, you may have been told that moisturizing frequently will help prevent the condition from progr ...
Do you moisturize your baby? If you’re worried about eczema, you definitely should. In a recent study that looked at the effectiveness of applying daily moisturizer for high-risk newborns, it was found that moisturizing your baby starting at birth reduces the risk of eczema.
It’s not something to take lightly: overall, eczema represents a major health expenditure for families, and has been proven to be associated with multiple comorbidities. That’s why this study is so important: it goes to show that daily moisturizing may actually represent a cost-effective, preventative strategy against eczema developing in the future.
Bear in mind that it’s not just us Nashville parents who have to be careful with babies! While babies have no choice but to moisturize, adults are often hesitant to apply heavy moisturizers, and I try to teach all my eczema patients in Nashville how important it is to moisturize and how they can do so. Once they begin to understand that it will prevent eczema flares and why application immediately after showering while they are still wet is essential, they begin to experience the difference well-moisturized skin can make.
Moreover, it also prevents your skin from developing an irritation or allergic reaction to something in the environment. Remember: well moisturized skin is your barrier to the environment! Even if you let your skin get just a little bit dry, the cells separate, creating openings that allow your immune system to see the environment and start reaction causing an itchy rash.
Lucky for you, our online store stocks all the products that we have tested and researched and recommend to our Nashville eczema patients. If you’re not sure where to start with your eczema regimen, take a look at these products and be sure to book an appointment to see one of our dermatologists in Nashville:
- Facial Moisturizer: Cerave Moisturizing Cream
- Facial Cleanser: SkinMedica Sensitive Skin Cleanser
- Body Cleanser: Vanicream Cleansing Bar
- Body Moisturizer for Allergy-Prone Skin: Vanicream Lite Skin Care Lotion
Still feeling overwhelmed, and want to learn more about how you can tackle eczema? Please visit us at Skin Solutions Dermatology in Nashville, Franklin, Columbia, Smyrna, Hendersonville or Pulaski to chat with our amazing team of dermatology specialists! Take advantage of our online booking system and book an appointment today.
Source: JAMA Pediatrics