The word eczema is taken from the Greek word ‘ekzein’ which literally means ‘to boil’. Ouch. If you don’t suffer from eczema yourself, it can be almost as painful watching a loved one, especially a child, living with the condition – day in, day out.  A medical condition, eczema causes the skin to become rough and inflamed with blisters which cause itching and bleeding which can lead to infection.  Eczema affects people of all ages but is primarily seen in children. Those who “grow out” of their eczema during early childhood may see it recur again in later life.

Our skin acts like a brick wall, a protective barrier with the outer skins being the bricks holding lots of water and the inner layer of fats and oils, the mortar holding everything tightly together and our primary defense against damage and infection. However, if you have eczema your skin may not be able to produce as many fats and oils as people with healthy skin and will be less able to retain water, resulting in harmful substances being able to penetrate the skin causing inflammation and irritated cracked skin.

What types of eczema relief are available for children?

There are lots of different ways to try and combat the effects of child eczema, but probably the most important of all is to maintain a good skin care routine: use moisturizers and emollients daily to ensure clean, smooth and supple skin which can control flare-ups and minimize the risk of infection. In addition, there are some other effective strategies such as applying a cold compress, keeping a food diary to identify any allergies, avoid strong detergents, loose clothing and lastly, a distraction!

Unfortunately, some children still suffer no matter what but with Scratch Mittens from ScratchSleeves you might just have the solution you’re looking for.

How your child could benefit from Scratch Mittens

The scratch mitts for children are like a cardigan with a silky outer layer and can work over or under your child’s clothes and while they are easy to put on, they are nearly impossible to remove. Winner! In addition:

  • The outer 100 {9aec2f3753136e72632b4743edb3bd445b461a73e7aee1730978bb7c413976bd} natural silk mitts protect and cool the skin while the inner layer of soft cotton allows a snug fit and full movement.
  • They enable the skin to heal and reduce irritation and infection.
  • Only soft cotton and silk touch your child’s skin, so they are extremely comfortable.
  • The fabrics are robust and machine washable.

And fear not, the scratch mittens are designed to be large enough so that children can carry on as normal and use their hands naturally.