Real life: "My son scratched himself until he bled."
How to manage your child's eczema
- Keeping fingernails short to prevent scratching from breaking the skin and wear cotton mitts or gloves at night
- Wearing 100 percent cotton or soft fabrics – avoiding rough, scratchy fibres and tight clothing
- Having lukewarm baths and showers
- Using hypoallergenic products and avoiding anything perfumed
- Avoiding rapid changes of temperature and activities that raise a sweat
- Reducing dust mites