MANILA — While she considers herself a “chill” mother or father, the pores and skin flareups of one in every of her kids typically deliver out the “overprotective” mother in Andi Eigenmann.
In a web-based interview with ABS-CBN News, the actress stated she first skilled this with Lilo, the second of her three youngsters.
“Lilo has eczema, and it’s our first time to come across this as a result of Ellie (firstborn) has regular pores and skin,” Eigenmann stated.
“It’s tough for me to see her feeling uncomfortable and crying each time this could occur,” she added.
Eigenmann, who has been based mostly in Siargao along with her household, stated island life helped enhance Lilo’s pores and skin situation. But she admitted that being close to the seashore additionally has its disadvantages.
“In Manila, we had been in the course of a busy metropolis, dwelling in a condominium, and her pores and skin was a lot worse there. So, I believe the air typically performs a giant half,” she noticed.
“Since shifting, it has been higher, perhaps as a result of air right here is cleaner, however nonetheless not completely gone. Also, as a lot as salt water soothes her pores and skin, that and the solar will get it dry additionally and it isn’t good to deal with eczema.”
While discovering triggers for eczema is a problem, Eigenmann stated sure habits have eased flareups and saved her kid’s pores and skin situation at bay.
Some of her tips for mother and father whose kids have pores and skin situations and flareups embrace avoiding meals allergens, sticking to a skincare routine, utilizing all-natural detergents with out perfume to wash their garments, and utilizing kid-friendly and pure merchandise to moisturize their pores and skin.
“For added upkeep, I put lotion after each bathtub to maintain her pores and skin moisturized,” stated the actress, who talked about merchandise from Aveeno which she at the moment endorses.
According to Dr. Robert Kwon, a vital well being scientist at Johnson & Johnson, nearly all infants get rashes sooner or later of their lives, and plenty of of those go away with out remedy.
But not like widespread pores and skin irritations like diaper rash, eczema is a continual situation with no recognized trigger, with signs together with dry and scaly pores and skin, redness, and open sores throughout flareups.
Kwon went on to advise mother and father to deliver their kids to the physician if their rash causes them ache, has not pale in three days, doesn’t change shade when pressed, or if it seems like bruising.
They also needs to observe if the rash retains their kids from collaborating in day by day actions, making it tough for them to sleep, or begins shortly after consuming new meals or taking new medicine.
Another factor to be careful for is that if their kids even have a fever with the rash.
When requested for tips on coping with dry or delicate pores and skin amongst kids, Kwon talked about utilizing light cleansers and moisturizers designed for infants, and utilizing clothes or bedding that’s comfy to the pores and skin equivalent to cotton.