Children Eczema Treatment

Larry Jaeger is an expert Medical Dermatologist at Advanced Dermatology Associates. As the founder and owner of the largest network of Dermatological treatment centers in The Bronx, Larry Jaeger has successfully treated thousands of children suffering form eczema for the last twenty-five years in New York. Children Eczema Treatment.

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Children’s Eczema Treatment

Eczema is a skin condition that has two distinct components:

Dry, easily irritated skin – children with this condition have a genetic tendency toward dry skin. Moisture is very important for our skin. It helps skin stay healthy. It prevents irritation. It speeds up healing. Moisture essentially helps our skin function better. With eczema, the skin does not retain moisture very well, thus giving it a dry, slightly rough texture and making it prone to irritation. To further complicate matters, this dry, irritated skin is itchy, causing children to scratch frequently. This further irritates and damages the skin, which leads to worse itching and scratching, and so on.

Allergies – children with this condition also have some underlying allergies that are manifested in the skin. When exposed to these allergens, the skin over-reacts and breaks out in a rash. The already dry and slightly irritated skin is less able to handle this allergic rash, and less able to heal itself quickly.

Thus, children with eczema have an ongoing battle on two fronts – trying to retain moisture in the skin and prevent irritation and itching, and limiting exposure to allergens and skin irritants.

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What Does Children Eczema Look Like?

Larry Jaeger advises,

Dry skin – your child will have slightly dry skin with a rough texture. You may be able to see and feel tiny white bumps as you run your fingers across the skin.

Dry patches – you may see scattered, scaly, dry, white patches anywhere on the body.treating children eczema

Flare ups – from time to time you will see some areas of the skin become more irritated and flare up. These will look like raised, red, slightly oozing patches. Flare-ups generally occur near skin creases – most commonly the inside of the elbows and behind the knees, but also in the neck, wrists and hands, and feet. It can also occur of the trunk. One unique aspect of eczema is that it usually does not affect the diaper area.

What Causes Children Eczema?

According to Larry Jaeger, eczema is a mixture of dry skin and allergies. The cause is mainly genetic – an inborn tendency toward dry skin and allergies. There is no way to change genetics. The important issue is not what causes eczema in the first place, but what allergies and skin irritants is your child exposed to that is triggering the flare-ups. Children Eczema Treatment in New York City, 10019.

Larry Jaeger is a member of the following organizations:
American Osteopathic Association
American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
American Medical Association
American Phlebotomy Association
Internal Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons

Children Eczema Treatment in NYC

Best Soaps – Eczema Relief

Larry Jaeger is an experienced Dermatologist and founder of Advanced Dermatology Associates in New York. He has a successful treated patients suffering from eczema for over twenty-five years: “Best Soaps Eczema Relief”.

Best Soaps Eczema Relief…

eczema flare up locationsMost soaps, especially bar soaps, dry the skin out.

  • Liquid cleansers are much less damaging to the skin and several types of liquid cleansers are on the market.
  • Studies have shown that emollient-rich cleansers dry the skin out the least and add moisture to the skin.

NYC Eczema Treatment Relief

Larry Jaeger lists some of the best soaps available for patients suffering from eczema relief or treatment.

The following cleansers are all emollient-rich.

They are not presented in any order of preference. The deciding factor for trying one cleanser over the other might be price, smell, or feel.

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  • Dove Delicate Cream Oil Body Wash:
    • Most of the Dove® body wash products contain sunflower oil and soybean oil as the emollient. The Delicate Cream Oil contains the same ingredients as the Ultra Rich Cream Oil.
  • Dove Pro Age Body Wash
    • The ingredients in this cleanser are the same as the other Dove cleansers listed here. The Pro-Age line is marketed towards “mature women” but anyone can use this cleanser.
  • Olay Age Defying Body Wash
    • The Olay® products contain petroleum as the emollient. Petroleum is reported to stay on the skin and moisturize for up to 24 hours.
  • Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash with Shea Butter
    • The amount of shea butter is fairly small. It’s probably just enough to make it smell differently than the other emollient-rich cleansers.
  • Olay Body Wash plus Body Butter Ribbons
    • The butter in the butter ribbons is JoJoba Butter and it’s far enough down on the ingredient list that it is mainly contributing to the feel of the cleanser, not to its moisturizing effect. That’s not a problem though because a good feel is important when choosing a cleanser.

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Larry Jaeger of New York is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions and is board certified in dermatology and dermatologic surgery: Best Soaps Eczema Relief.