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

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Exfoliation For Good Skin Care

Larry Jaeger is a respected dermatologist and founder of Advanced Dermatology Associates in New York City. Dr. Larry Jaeger discusses healthy ways to exfoliate skin for a healthy complexion. Exfoliation For Good Skin Care.

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Exfoliation is the cosmetic practice of removing dead skin cells from the epidermis, the top layer of the skin. Your skin can shed 30,000 to 40,000 dead cells per minute naturally; however, many people need exfoliation products to help reduce acne and get smooth skin.

Types of Exfoliation For Good Skin Care

Exfoliation practices differ for the body and the face.

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Body Exfoliation Tips:

  • Buy a natural bristled brush. If you want to exfoliate outside of the shower, you can use circular motions with a long-handled, natural bristled brush.
    • This brush is available in the cosmetics section of most box stores, like Target and Walmart, as well as in natural food stores.
    • Start with your legs and move slowly up your body. Always brush in a circular motion in a small area before moving onto the next area. Work up toward your chest, then brush your back and arms.
  • Buy a loofah or exfoliating glove from a drugstore. These products are made with natural sponge and help to exfoliate the skin in the shower.
    • These products are not suggested for use on the face.
  • Buy an exfoliation scrub that contains beads, pits, sugar, salt or another natural exfoliating substance. It should say “body scrub” or “cleansing scrub.”
  • Allow the shower to run over your skin for a few minutes, if you are using an exfoliating scrub or a loofah. Choose warm, not hot, water. Water that is too hot will dry the skin.
  • Rub the loofah or the scrub over your moist skin in a circular motion. Rinse well. Perform this exfoliation process every 3 to 7 days, depending upon your skin’s sensitivity.

Larry Jaeger provides tips for facial exfoliation.

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  • Find a gentle, every-day cleanser that does not irritate your skin. Sensitive skin does not respond well to scrubs or acidic cleansers.
    People with sensitive skin should try the product on 1 small area of the face and use it only if it does not produce irritation.
  • Wet your skin with warm water.
    Place a soft terry cloth washcloth under a warm tap. Squeeze the washcloth and place it on your face for 1 to 2 minutes. Warm water will open the pores, making it easier to exfoliate.
  • Squeeze a small amount of cleanser on the surface of the washcloth. Rub the soap on the middle portion of the cloth. Depending upon the cleanser, this may or may not produce a lather.
  • Rub the washcloth on your face in circular motions. Start at the nose, move to the forehead and continue around the rest of your face.
  • Use a gentle touch. Exfoliation does not require hard scrubbing.

Dr. Larry Jaeger of New York is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions and is board certified in dermatology and dermatological surgery. He helps patients achieve optimum skin all year long – Exfoliation for good skin care.