Pediatric Dermatologist Weighs in on the Common Triggers of Childhood Ezcema and How to Effectively Treat and Prevent the Condition
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 02, 2012
Winter is in full swing and during these harsh months, skin irritations and rashes associated with eczema become more frequent, especially among children. Eczema is a skin condition marked by dry, itchy patches that sometimes become raw and bleed. Pediatric dermatologist, skincare expert and creator of the family skincare line Dr. Robin for Kids (http://store.drrobin.md/) has identified common triggers of the condition and how families can not only alleviate but prevent eczema-related rashes and their uncomfortable symptoms.
According to BabyZone.com, Eczema is twice as common as it was 30 years ago. At any given time, five to 10 percent of children in America have eczema and with 85 percent of them experience eczema before the age of five. The condition can typically surface when children are two to three months of age and while it can resolve itself in time, up to 40 percent of cases continue into adulthood.*** With such a common rate of occurrence among children, its important for families to know how to effectively identify, treat and prevent flare-ups.
Many parents think eczema is only caused by cold weather or mix signs of eczema up for being just severely dry skin, which is not necessarily the case, said Dr. Robin Schaffran. Eczema is actually a skin condition in which the skin is unable to retain moisture properly. While it is normal for water to evaporate from the skin, individuals with eczema lose more moisture than normal and these higher levels of moisture loss make the skin more susceptible to irritations and rashes. Particularly during the winter season when cold weather is already a trigger, its important for parents to be aware of the other factors that can contribute to eczema in children and what preventative measures they can take.
To educate parents on how they can best prevent a scratchy winter, Dr. Robin partnered up with Skinsight.com, an online provider of quality health information, to explain some of the common triggers of eczema-related rashes and offer some suggestions for parents to deal with these symptoms. For a comprehensive breakdown go to http://www.skinsight.com/info/blog/2011/11/29/5-common-triggers-childhood-eczema. Here is a quick overview of five of these common factors that particularly effect children during this time of year and the best ways to treat this condition.
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