Childhood Eczema: What You Need to Know

Posted by Brauer Team on June 28, 2018 / Topics: Baby, eczema, Dry Skin, Probiotics

Childhood eczema - what you need to know

In the world of babies, eczema is like someone who talks during a movie. Irritating, impossible to ignore and hard to get rid of. We'd love to never encounter them, sit back and enjoy the film, but chances are someone will start yapping and give away the ending.

All jokes aside, eczema is incredibly common in children and babies. In fact, more than half of those who suffer from eczema have it occur during their first year of life - with a whopping 20 percent developing it before the age of 5.

Hopefully, you and your little one will escape the ordeal of the dry, itchy skin that comes along with eczema. 

What is Eczema?

Eczema, or Atopic Dermatitis, usually pops up as a dry, itchy red rash on the skin. As the skin is so dry it has a tendency to flake, and as the skin is already irritated, it can be difficult to settle it back down. Babies tend to get the worst of it - eczema commonly occurring on their faces, scalp, body, arms or legs - where as children usually see eczema on their wrists, elbows, ankles or knees.

Family Ties

Eczema is still a bit of a riddle amongst the medical community. But, if there is a family history of eczema, your little one may be prone to it. If this is the case, you may want to consider a probiotic. 

How Might Probiotics Help?

As science has progressed, more light has been shone on the connection between gut health and skin health. The probiotic strain Lactobacilius rhamnosus (GG) may assist in reducing the prevalence/incidence of eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) in the first 2 years of life in young children, so keep an eye out for that if you're looking for a suitable probiotic powder for your baby or child. If you are not sure what probiotic powder may be best for your child, have a chat to your local healthcare professional.

Would you like to learn more about the benefits of probiotic powder for babies and children? If so, you can do so here, or explore Brauer's range below.

Brauer Natural Medicine Baby & Toddler Probiotic Powder

Brauer Natural Medicine Kids Probiotic Powder

We understand that if eczema runs in the family, you might be concerned that your little one may also develop it. If that's the case, you can try to reduce the likelihood of your baby or child getting eczema in the first two years of life by asking for a probiotic that contains the strain Lactobacilius rhamnosus (GG).  

 

*Always read the label, use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional. Vitamins may only be of assistance if dietary vitamin intake is inadequate.