Although eczema can affect people of all ages, it usually appears in early childhood (in babies between two-to-six months of age) and disappears around six years of age. In fact, more than half of all eczema sufferers show signs within their first 12 months of life and 20% of people develop eczema before the age of five.
As dry skin is prone to lose moisture from the surface layer, standard moisturisers often aren't suitable for children with eczema as the skin quickly becomes dry and flaky. To retain the skins precious moisture longer, Dermeze Ointment provides a soothing and protective layer of oil on the skin's surface to help prevent moisture evaporating. It's that simple, that gentle - and very effective!
Dermeze Ointment contains only two rich ingredients; liquid paraffin and white soft paraffin and is free from all fragrance, colour and preservatives. Dermeze Ointment significantly boosts moisture levels for dry and sensitive skin while helping to relieve redness and itching, and can be sorted in the fridge for relieving cooling action.
For infant and childhood eczema, use a fragrance and soap free, pH-balanced body wash. Dermeze Soap Free Wash is a gentle alternative and works with the mild foaming agent sodium lauroyl sarcosinate and moisture-boosting glucerol. This pH-balanced formula leaves skin feeling clean, soft and smooth, without stripping the skin's surface of natural, protective oils.
The Eczema Association of Australasia Inc. recommends the following to help prevent and manage an eczema breakout:
Keep the skin moist by using a daily moisturiser, preferably within minutes of exiting a bath or shower to help 'lock' in the moisture.
Wear 100% cotton or soft fabrics - avoiding rough, scratchy fibres and tight clothing.
Don't rub but softly pat the skin with a soft non-abrasive towel.
Avoiding activities that raise a sweat or that rapidly change body temperature.
Remove carpets and keep pets outside.
Ventilate the house as often as possible.
Avoid stuffed toys which harbor dust mites.
Change bed linen regularly, using specialized dust mite prevention covers.
While there is no cure for eczema, particularly in infants and children, the correct management and treatment of symptoms can help reduce the frequency and alleviate symptoms.
Dermeze Ointment is available from pharmacies for the RRP of $7.99 for 150g, $13.99 for 500g.
Dermeze Soap Free Wash is available from leading supermarkets and selected pharmacies for $6.50 for 250ml, $11.99 for 500ml and $17.99 for one litre.