6 Quick Ways To Uplift Your Child During A Bout Of Eczema
Try out these simple tips if your child is feeling a little self-conscious at school because of eczema.
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Eczema is a skin condition that typically begins in early infancy or childhood and may persist until adult years. It is characterized by red, itchy and recurrent rashes. A skin with eczema has a defective barrier that makes irritants and allergens penetrate the skin.
Eczema can affect your child's confidence in many ways. Because eczema appears as red rashes that are often very itchy, he could be very self-conscious about how he looks. He may have difficulty making friends or he may find it challenging to express himself.
Here are a couple of quick things you can do to uplift his spirit when he's feeling down.
Educate your child
Information is one of the best weapons against eczema. Let your child know what's happening to his body, so that if anyone asks, he would be able to explain. Teaching him about eczema will also allow him to feel in control.
Teach him how to avoid the triggers
Extreme temperatures, food allergens, household irritants and sweat often cause eczema flare-ups. Once your child understands his skin condition, he would be able to stay away from major triggers and minimize flare-ups.
Cultivate positive thinking
Apart from learning about everything you and your child can about eczema, cultivating positive thinking is also one way to boost your child's confidence. You can also focus on your child's best traits. Instead of always putting his skin on the spotlight, look at other things he's good at. Highlight his accomplishments, talents and skills.
Have fun with him
A child with eczema may often feel stressed. Know what makes your child happy. Even simple things like cooking his favorite meal or watching his favorite movie with him can uplift his spirit. Help him understand that even though he has eczema, he can still have fun. There are plenty of activities he can still do without triggering his skin condition. Helping him realize this can uplift his spirit in no time.
Show him how to take care of his body
Let him know that proper hygiene is important and that he is in charge of his body. Let him know how proud you are of him when he is able to avoid his eczema triggers, or when he is able to clean up after himself.
You can also talk to him about his medication like mometasone furoate (Elica), so he is aware of how you're treating his eczema. Elica is specially formulated to help relieve the symptoms of eczema, with visible results in 24 hours. Elica stops the itching, takes out the redness, and eases inflammation to help bring back smooth, healthy skin. Once your child understands what he needs to do to take care of his body, he will feel less stressed and sad about it.
Be his number one fan
When your child has something like eczema, it can make him feel isolated. Be his ultimate cheerleader by letting him know that he is not alone. Talk to his teachers and explain his situation so he doesn't get bullied in school. Build his confidence so he can stand up to himself when he is not with you. Give him the information he needs so he can empower himself. Listen to his thoughts and acknowledge his feelings. It is not impossible to live with eczema if you and your child are equipped with the right information and a reliable remedy.
This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with Elica.