If you suffer from dry, flaky, inflamed patches on your skin that are uncontrollably itchy, you are not alone. You are most likely with a chronic skin disorder known as eczema.
Many people who live with eczema would describe the incredible itchiness as one of the worst symptoms of this increasingly common skin disorder. Now imagine that unbearable itchiness in your child, especially one that is too young to help soothe itself.
But parents, do not fret. Thankfully, there are some tips and tricks from doctors that can help relieve the itchiness and dryness that eczema can cause.
Understanding eczema and the trigger factors
Although the cause of eczema is not fully understood, doctors believe that both genetics and environmental factors play a role in causing the emergence of eczema. People living with eczema tend to be oversensitive towards topical irritants or allergens that can cause the inflammation.
Understanding the trigger factors
Eczema affects everyone differently. One person’s triggers may not be the same as another’s, so it is important to be aware of the common triggers so you can change your habits and routine.
Common trigger factors include:
Dry skin: When your skin gets too dry, it becomes brittle, scaly and tight, which may lead to an eczema flare up.
Irritants: Coming in contact with irritants such as everyday household products, cosmetics or even natural substances can cause your skin to itch and burn. Common irritants include, sweat, saliva, fragrances, shampoo, body wash, laundry detergent, hand and dish soap. Some natural liquids and food, such as lemon juice, vinegar or fermented foods, can also irritate the skin when you come in contact with them.
Environmental allergens: Things in your surroundings might also be a reason for a flare up, this can include cigarette smoke, dust mites, pet dander, pollen, insect bites, and bee stings.
Materials: Materials such as latex, coarse wool or lace can irritate the skin and trigger an outbreak.
Stress: Stress, anxiety or depression can be a cause for eczema flare ups due to the increased cortisol levels, which leads to inflammation, causing eczema symptoms.
Climate: Yes, even the weather can aggravate your eczema, be it cold and dry or hot and sweaty.
There are plenty of clinically proven treatments containing natural active ingredients that are gentle on the skin of babies and children that can help soothe the dry and itchy skin caused by eczema.
Ezerra is a brand recommended by paediatric dermatologists and paediatricians to help relieve eczema symptoms.
The Ezerra Cream is a specially formulated cream that relieves itchiness and inflammation, while intensively moisturising the skin.
It contains Stimutex-AS ® (itch and inflammation relieving agent) derived from natural ingredients: shea butter, argan oil and spent grain wax. It also contains Saccharide Isomerate (natural intensive moisturising agent) which is extracted from wheat.
Another product that will help with itchy skin is the Ezerra Extra Gentle Cleanser which is a specially formulated cleanser for dry and irritated skin. The Ezerra Extra Gentle Cleanser is SLS/SLES-free and is 3-Times-Gentler than normal cleansers in the market.
Formulated for daily-use using non-irritating, natural active ingredients, Ezerra Extra Gentle Cleanser contains a natural cleansing agent extracted from coconut, which has been clinically proven to retain skin moisture even after your shower. It also contains natural sensitive skin relieving agents to soothe inflammation and redness.
Best of all, these Ezerra products are non-steroidal and suitable for extended use on babies as young as 2 weeks old to moisturise, relieve and speed up skin restoration for your little one. Ezerra helps to restore the smiles on the faces of you and your children by relieving dry or eczema prone skin and restoring skin to a healthy condition.
Ready to try a natural treatment to soothe your little one’s itching? Parents can purchase Ezerra products online or at pharmacies and baby shops nationwide, find out where at www.ezerramalaysia.com/where-to-buy
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