With children, it can be very complex and difficult to find an effective way to treat eczema. Because children are not as responsible as their parents, it can complicate the search for effective eczema treatment for children. My recommendation is to provide as much teaching and monitoring of your child as possible to make sure that the condition does not worsen as a result of neglect.
That said, healing eczema in children is practically the same as adults. The only real difference is that children have more sensitive skin than adults, and sometimes can have negative reactions to powerful steroid based medicines that some adults might be able to use safely. It also means that whatever an adult reacts to a small amount, they may react to a lot more. This means you need to be that much more vigilant for your child's health and well being.
Here are a couple of simple tips to keep your child's eczema under control without expensive procedures or prescription medicines:
Pack your child's lunch and be sure to eliminate allergens that cause a reaction. Once you know what your child is sensitive to, be sure they are not going to school and eating whatever is available. There is a good chance that they will eat something they are not expected to and have a flare up as a result. Prevent this by making sure your child has a lunch packed safely for him or her every single day to keep allergens out of the body.
Show your child proper cleaning and moisturizing techniques and if necessary, help them practice these techniques. Children do not always know exactly how to take care of their skin with moisturizing body wash and topical creams, so show them the right way rather than leaving it up to chance. Make sure they wash their hands several times a day to keep allergens out of their hands while eating that might make them scratch later.
Make sure your child has plenty of antioxidants and healthy oils in his or her diet. Eczema treatment for children means having moist, healthy skin, and oils are essential in this. For that reason, feed your child fish such as salmon or perch or if he or she is allergic, try flaxseed oil pills to keep the skin moist and healthy. Moist skin heals and resists irritation a lot more effectively than dry skin.