ATOPIC ECZEMA IN CHILDREN:
DEALING WITH SKIN RASHES THAT ITCH AT BEDTIME
Eczema or atopic dermatitis in children can be particularly tricky at bedtime with skin rashes that itch and eczema flare ups interfering with sleep. To offer children (and their parents!) the best chance of a restful night:
• Prepare for bed with a lukewarm bath followed by a good eczema cream for toddlers and children
• Help children keep cool in bed with light bedding and cotton pyjamas. Turn the heating down in winter and keep a window open in summer
• Keep a Lipikar Stick AP+ on hand to help zap itches during the night
ATOPIC ECZEMA IN CHILDREN:
PARTICULARLY TRICKY AT BEDTIME
Eczema triggers often strike at night
Night time can be a tricky time of day when you have atopic eczema. You can get woken up over and over by annoying itching attacks (eczema on your hands, eczema on your face… and just about anywhere else)… which leaves you yawning the next day at school or college. So what’s the best way to make sure you get a restful night?
PREPARE FOR SLEEP
WITH THE RIGHT ROUTINE
A bedtime routine with the right atopic eczema skincare cream can work wonders
Sticking to the same routine every night helps you enjoy a refreshing night’s rest.
- One good idea is to start with a lukewarm bath. Remember to wash with cleansing products specially formulated for eczema-prone skin such as the Lipikar Syndet AP+
- Then apply your emollient eczema-prone skin care for toddlers and children
- Next, pick an activity that helps you relax. Perhaps you enjoy a bedtime story with your parent, or simply reading on your own. But try not to use too many bright screens like phones, tablets or the TV - their blue light makes your brain think it’s morning!
Once you're ready for bed, scroll down to discover more itch-busting tips from the experts.
STAY COOL IN BED
A too-hot bed is a top atopic eczema trigger in children
Did you know that getting too hot is often the cause of annoying night time itching?
While you're asleep, here are some simple tips to help your skin breathe and stay cool while you're catching up on your zzzs:
In winter, make sure the heating isn’t turned up too high and don’t pile on too many blankets either.
In summer, try sleeping with the window open or with no PJs at all.
If you do wear PJs, make sure they are always PJs in cotton and try wearing them inside out to avoid those scratchy seams that can also trigger itching.
If you do all the above and your eczema-prone skin still feels Itchy, we have an itch-busting magic wand for you!
KEEP YOUR STICK
BY YOUR BED
Think of it as a super concentrated atopic eczema miracle cream for toddlers and children
Even with an A+ routine and perfect pyjamas, there’s always a chance you will wake up itching. Don’t panic! Just grab your Stick, swirl it around on the itch and your skin will feel soothed, meaning you can get back to the important job of sleeping!
Night time can sometimes be tough when you have an atopic eczema-prone skin. But with the right routine, you can help calm those flare ups and make your nights more restful.
And remember, when you itch, grab the Stick!
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