Your child’s eczema can become infected with bacteria or viruses that live in the environment.

Staphylococcus aureus is a gram-positive, round-shaped bacterium that is a member of the Firmicutes, and is frequently found in the nose, respiratory tract, and on the skin.

It is one of the most common types, especially on your child’s arms and legs. To protect your child, it is crucial to  know the symptoms what causes them, so that you can take preventive measures.

"The skin can appear as red, dry and scaly. If the skin becomes infected, it may form a yellow crust, or very small “pus bumps.” Your child’s skin may also become more thick, from too much scratching and rubbing."

How to help your child?

  • Avoid hot showers

  • Use mild, non-toxic cleansers when showering

  • Avoid using scented soaps (they may contain chemical fragrances or 

  • Avoid excessive scrubbing and toweling after bathing your child. Instead, gently pat your child's skin dry.

  • Avoid dressing your child in harsh or irritating clothing, such as wool or coarsely woven materials. Dress your child in soft clothes that "breathe," such as those made from cotton.

  • Apply moisturizing ointments. lotions, or creams to your child's skin regularly and always within a few minutes of bathing, after a very light towel dry.  But avoid alcohol-containing lotions and moisturizers, which can make skin drier. Some baby products also can contribute to dry skin.

  • Have your child drink plenty of water, which adds moisture to the skin.

BioCair is able to kill 99.999% Staph Aureus in under 60-seconds, reducing the risk of getting a skin infection. This can help soothe your child's rash and prevent inflammation. Using Disinfectant Pocket Spray for your child's hands or infected body parts or Dry-Mist Disinfection Bundle for your home to reduce the amount of bacteria causing the eczema outbreak. 

 

 

Information adapted from:

https://nationaleczema.org/eczema/child-eczema/

http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/eczema-atopic-dermatitis.html#