What should mom do when the baby has dry skin this season?

The chilly spring weather often makes the delicate skin of children and infants dry and irritating for babies. However, you can completely treat dry skin at home by bathing your baby with moisturizing shower gel.

Do you know the cause of baby dry skin?

Babies and young children have thinner and more sensitive skin than adults and are more prone to dry skin. Cold, dry or too hot air often causes skin to lose its normal moisture and easily dry out. Other causes can cause dry skin such as swimming pool water, chlorinated bleach, air conditioner or salt water, ...

What are the symptoms of dry skin?

Dry skin is often itchy and causes the skin to crack into patches that look very unattractive. If the baby scratches a lot, the itchy areas will be scratched and easy to close thick eyebrows. Sometimes, your baby may hurt himself when scratching, and the scratching area can bleed or become infected easily.

 

Dry skin can happen anywhere on the body, as well as at any time of the year. The driest areas of children's skin are the face, arms (elbow area) and legs (knees). If your baby has itchy, dry skin and a red rash in the folds of his elbow or knee, he may have eczema . At this point, you should take your baby to a dermatologist to examine and take medicine. Also, see a dermatologist if your baby has the following symptoms:

Dry skin, I bought topical medicine at the topical store but did not go away.

Itchy dry patches and a red rash.

Dry patches of skin hurt a lot, because when it hurts, the site may be infected.

How to take care of baby's dry skin?

Let your baby bathe with warm water. You do not need to bathe your baby every day, especially in winter or when the air is low in humidity. You should also not use foaming bath lotions, scent products or bath salts on your child's skin.

Alternatively, you can use water-soluble bath oils to blend into your child's tub, but be careful when using it, as it makes the tub more slippery and your child will easily slip and fall. Do not use antiseptic shower gel products unless your baby has another skin infection.

You can use additional baby moisturizers and Vaseline, or buy these at pharmacies or cosmetic stores. Do not forget to read the ingredients and directions carefully to avoid products with ingredients that are not good for baby's skin. It is recommended to use products in the form of ointment rather than cream, as they contain fewer toxic excipients and preservatives. Remember to use regular moisturizers for your baby.

How should you prevent dry baby skin?

You don't have to bathe your baby often. Soaps and detergent products often cause dry baby's skin. You should use baby shower gel or shower gel that does not contain soap and similar detergents to bathe your baby. After-bath baby skin moisturizers will help maintain the skin's moisture barrier.

If your baby has dry skin or eczema, you should not bathe your baby for more than 5 minutes.

If your baby is learning to swim or to swim regularly, apply moisturizer before and after swimming.

You should let your baby wear cool clothes, preferably cotton. If your baby wears a sweater or synthetic shirt, you should sew an extra layer of cotton on the inside of the shirt.

Take your baby to the doctor right away if his dry skin condition persists or there are signs of eczema to be diagnosed and treated promptly.

 

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