The incidence of allergies in children is increasing, including allergies to the skin. Allergic reactions to the skin can include itchy red rashes, hives, and swelling.
Atopic dermatitis is a skin allergic disease that is quite common in infants and young children these days. The disease is characterized by red itchy rashes on both cheeks, knee creases, or elbow creases. Because it feels itchy, Little will scratch with enthusiasm so that it can cause sores that become a secondary infection. Itching can also interfere with sleep and little activity.
If your child has sensitive skin, it is very important to choose the right clothes for him. Here are the tips:
Try to always choose natural (non-synthetic) clothing materials such as cotton and bamboo. Avoid choosing clothes made from synthetic materials, such as polyester. Natural ingredients are better at absorbing sweat, and generally do not irritate the skin.
If you want to buy clothes made of cotton, choose one size that is larger than it should, because cotton tends to shrink after the first washing.
Avoid buying clothes that are too tight, because it can make your child difficult to move. In addition, fabric friction can cause skin irritation.
If your skin is very sensitive, it helps you try to switch to clothing made from organic cotton. Cotton is generally made from cotton that is sprayed with pesticides and other chemicals to avoid pests and diseases. These chemicals can cause allergic reactions or irritation to sensitive skin. Meanwhile, cotton made from organic cotton is free of chemicals, so it is safer for sensitive little skin.
In addition to clothing selection, how to care for clothes is equally important. Always wash all clothes before wearing. Avoid using clothes that have not been used for a long time or hung in a closet before washing them again.
In addition, wash your Little One’s clothes with a special detergent that is softer – contains no fragrance and coloring. It’s also a good idea to cut out clothing labels that are annoying and risk making your little skin itchy and irritated.