Go Swimming with your baby

Marcie's First Swim

Try it if you haven’t. I was advised by allergy specialist to bring Marcie for a swim and she’s a water baby! Pool water contains chlorine which may irritate the skin. I brought Marcie for her first swim at 9 months, bathed and moisturized her immediately. There’s no problem with her skin after every swim though she caught a cold twice!

 

 

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  4. Hi. I stumbled upon your blog while googling elomet and how safe it is to be used on my almost-6 mth old. I plan to read your blog religiously! Thank you so much coz I have found so many answers to some questions that I’ve had for the past 3 mths of living with eczema.

    Just out of curiosity, does your baby’s skin get especially itchy after she gets vaccinated?

    • Hi!

      I do use Elomet and believe it is safe as long as you’re not using more than twice a day and the area is not that of thin skin (face, private area) + it is not a long-term use. At 6 months old, if you haven’t done an allergy test, you may want to have one for your child (skin prick test). We try to eliminate triggers for flare-up + maintain moisturizing instead of reliance on steroid cream. But no worries if it’s short-term use as directed by the doctor.

      Vaccination is not related to eczema but my daughter gets itchy when she has a fever. Some vaccination leads to fever, so that’s when the skin may be more itchy. I’d usually bring down the fever quickly now, as opposed to ‘waiting’. Of course, fever is a way for the body to fight the bacteria/ foreign pathogen as some of these pathogens cannot survive at higher temp. But for us with eczema kid, over the years, we realize that bringing fever down quickly is the way.

      Any of the above terms like allergy testing, skin prick test, steroid cream potency, you can search on my blog and see the relevant posts.

      Big hugs,
      Mei

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