Atopic Dermatitis –Prevention and Home Remedies

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Atopic Dermatitis is a type of eczema that occurs in infants and children. It is non-contagious. I have dry skin so I think my LO takes it from me (not happy though).

Everywhere in the web it says Atopic Dermatitis is itchy and flaky my LO had it recently and *touchwood* it was not itchy and that bad. So here are some of my observations and how you need to treat it rightaway to avoid severe eczema. The cause is not really known, my doctor says its sometimes in the air and some food also can cause this condition or trigger.

How does it Look:

It starts with round or oval pink/reddish patches, then it flares up a little. When treated it turns into brown/dark brown patches and then turns white and later vanishes. So note down all the colors and figure out which stage your baby is in.

Areas affected:

Sadly there is no particular spot it can occur everywhere. For my LO (little one) it started in the nappy areas (so I first thought diaper rash), moved to the sides then back and lastly chin.


Moisturize your kids well in winter and use a mild PH neutral soap like Cetaphil, Sebamed, Tedibar, etc.
If its due to a food allergy just check what are the new foods that you introduced. Milk, Eggs and Nuts are triggers.

Medical Treatment:

I have visited the doctor and there is no specific treatment for Atopic dermatitis. They suggested a cream called Desonide (steroid so plzzzz consult your doctor).Only a thin layer should be applied on flare ups if it’s very bad.

Calamine Lotion to calm the itch.

Moisturizer and a neutral PH soap , since I was using the right products I did not need a change. I just had to increase the number of times I moisturize my LO.

I use Tedibar soap and Cetaphil moisturizers both are reviewed on the blog.

You can also use Atogla Lotion which is made specifically for Atopic Dermatitis or this lotion can be used regularly. My next post is on the Lotion do checkout the review.

Home Remedy:

What more than the very humble coconut oil which has a calming effect on the skin. Massage your baby with coconut oil before bath, drop a little in the bath. It really helps. Other than that moisturize, moisturize and again moisturize. That’s the only thing which will keep Atopic dermatitis at bay.

For Nursing Moms:

Start a dosage of fish oil capsules and have probotic drinks like yakult for a week it really helps.

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Jaishri is an IT professional and the founder of mommyswall. She is a mom of a lovely 4 year old and lives in Bangalore. She is also a certified Yoga instructor and believes in Natural living.
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8 Responses to Atopic Dermatitis –Prevention and Home Remedies

  1. sam anto says:

    Useful info. The soothing effect of peppermint oil is recommended home remedies to cure heat rash.

  2. I learnt the following
    skin ph is 5.5 so it is acidic
    It is better to use products like tedibar and sebamed and they are also 5.5 ph and not neutral ph.
    if ph is neutral then the product will be 7 ph like dove
    Baby soaps like J&J products are more than 9ph
    There fore it is better to use products which are near skin ph5.5

  3. Deepi says:

    How long ll it take to get completely cured. If my son gets settle down again reddish patches arises

  4. Deepika says:

    My son has eczema too. My doc suggested the same. Now not bad. But again these rashes arises in his face often. How long these eczema ll get cured. My son is 3 months old

  5. Andrea says:

    Hi, I came across your website while researching on is a very useful website. Unfortunately my son got eczema too.i applied the atogla lotion. But now that it has subsided we are left with white patches on his chest. From your personal experience kindly let me know if these white patches will go on applying atogla and also how long do they usually take to go. Thanks in advance

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