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Eczema Care

TruKid - the most comprehensive steroid-free eczema therapy line for kids

As the experts in kid's skincare, TruKid products are developed by a doctor and tested by dermatologists and pediatricians. Our extensive offering of Eczema Care products provide naturally soothing comfort and relief for dry, irritated skin, rashes, and other eczema symptoms. Every TruKid Eczema product supports the body's moisture barrier, which aids against future eczema flareups. Unscented, fragrance free and naturally steroid-free, these products are perfect for the most sensitive child's skin!

Why put chemicals on kids?!  

Eczema is one of the most common long-term skin disorders in the world. According to the National Eczema Association, “the percentage of childhood eczema/atopic dermatitis in the US is 10.7% overall and as high as 18.1% in individual states and 21% across various countries.” While different articles and studies report varying statistics on the prevalence of eczema, they all agree that cases of eczema are increasing rapidly throughout the world. With no known cure, but many soothing and helpful treatments, eczema remains somewhat of a medical mystery for scientists.

Dermatologist Dr. Thomas Bieber, explains that the distinguishing quality for eczema is an “alteration in the skin that allows essential water to escape and environmental allergens to enter” the skin and cause dry, itchy, inflamed patches. Eczema is most common in young children as their skin both absorbs and loses moisture more quickly. Still, it has become increasingly common for eczema to continue into adult years. Although eczema affects people of all ages, babies and children are most at risk and require the most treatment attention. TruKid's Eczema Care lines help to alleviate pain, support healthy habits and protect children's skin affected by eczema. We make caring for your child easy so that they can go out and play!

Product Features


  • TruKid Eczema products provide a complete care system to gently cleanse, moisturize, and soothe eczema-prone and dry skin
  • All TruKid Eczema products support moisture barrier, which aids in preventing future flareups
  • Cleanse  irritated skin with gentle eczema wash, or naturally soothing bubbles
  • Natural, ultra hydration with cocoa butter and allantoin relieves dry, itchy and irritated skin, and helps prevent scarring
  • Protect eczema and sensitive skin with fragrance free, extra moisturizing SPF protection
  • Extra gentle and unscented: no chemicals or fragrances, naturally steroid-free, and made only with good-for-you, all-natural ingredients
  • Bubble Podz – “Most Innovative” award winner by Natural Child World Eco-Excellence Awards!

Certifications


  • Truly natural and non-toxic
  • Eczema safe
  • Steroid-free
  • Pediatrician and dermatologist tested
  • Gluten-, phthalate- and paraben free
  • PETA Certified Animal Cruelty-Free
  • Biodegradable with 100% recyclable, BPA-free packaging
  • TruKid’s Easy Eczema Therapy Cream, TruBaby Sweet Baby Eczema cream and Eczema Care Bubble Podz have been accepted by the National Eczema Association

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Eczema FAQ's

In case of ingestion

The ingredients we use in our products are non-toxic and are not hazardous according to our MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet), which is regulated by the FDA. However, we recommend you contact your pediatrician and/or poison control for their professional advice. 

Poison Control: 800-222-1222

 

What is eczema?

Eczema is an itchy rash with a reddish appearance that many are diagnosed with in their early years. It can be anywhere from mild to severe and is commonly found on elbows or behind the knee, but many infants have it on their face, scalp, arms, legs, chest, or back. Symptoms often lessen as children enter adulthood, but this is not always the case. Children and adults usually find eczema on the inner elbow, knee, neck, wrist, and ankles. Healthy skin cells contain a lot of water and create a shielding layer to protect against damage and infection, but the skin of someone with eczema may not produce the same amount of oils and fats as healthy skin, nor will it be as able to hold water. Because of this, the protective cover is not as strong and gaps may open causing the deeper layers of skin to lose moisture. Using soap and washing daily can continue to break down the fragile skin making it irritated and inflamed. Learn more

 

What causes eczema?

Although the exact causes remain unknown, the tendency for eczema can be inherited if a relative has it, or if they have asthma or hay fever. This is due to the belief that eczema may be connected to allergic disease.

 

What triggers eczema?

From irritants (certain detergents, juices, and soaps) to allergens (dust, pollen, mold, and dandruff), many things can cause eczema to “flare up”. Microbes such as bacteria, viruses, and specific fungi may trigger eczema along with difference in temperature, stress, and hormones. Additionally, studies have shown that atopic eczema may be affected by certain food allergies particularly in a baby’s first year. Often, dairy products, soy products, wheat, nuts and seeds, and eggs are linked with eczema. Learn more

 

How do I know if I have eczema/What are Eczema Symptoms?

Although only a doctor can give you an accurate diagnosis, there are signs that can help you determine whether you or your child may have eczema or not. The National Eczema Association provides a list of symptoms:

• Dry, sensitive skin

• Intense itching

• Red, inflamed skin

• Recurring rash

• Scaly areas

• Rough, leathery patches

• Oozing or crusting

• Areas of swelling

• Dark colored patches of skin

 

Are there different types of eczema?

YES. Eczema is a broad term describing an itchy rash, so all types lead to redness and irritation, but some will blister, peel, and weep, according to the National Eczema Association.

Atopic Dermatitis, the most common, severe, and long-lasting type, affects about 17.8 million Americans out of the 31.6 million who express signs of eczema. Additionally, it is not contagious, and is genetically determined.

Like AD, neurodermatitis consists of patches that are subject to constant rubbing and scratching, but in this case, the skin around it appears healthy.

Nummular eczema can occur at any age and is challenging to treat.  Coin-shaped patches can be “dry and scaly or can become wet and open”. However, some moisturizers can dramatically help this condition, and eventually it may totally disappear with proper treatment.

Other types include hand eczema, which can be genetic or caused by irritants or allergens.

Contact dermatitis is a type of eczema that flares when the skin comes into contact with certain substances or materials that can irritate the skin or create an allergic reaction.

Dyshidrotic eczema is a different condition in which fluid-filled blisters that are often itchy appear on the hands and feet, and may become cracked and painful.

Similar to eczema, seborrheic dermatitis is a skin condition that usually affects the scalps of babies, but can also be seen on the face and upper chest on children and adults. Learn more

 

Is there a cure for eczema? Treatments?

Sadly, there is currently no cure for eczema; however, taking warm but not hot baths, applying lotions, wearing soft fabrics, and keeping skin moist will help soothe eczema. Learning what triggers your eczema and ignoring or soothing the urge to scratch itchy patches should help immensely.

 

Are there any helpful ingredients to look for?

According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, some doctors recommend items with calendula and allantoin, which is derived from comfrey. Allantoin is a substance that reduces inflammation, promotes healthy skin, and assists with skin cell growth, and calendula fights bacteria, inflammation and viruses by protecting cells and increasing the amount of moisture in skin. Additionally, the National Eczema Association also discusses panthenol, or Vitamin B5, which improves the texture of skin.

 

Why should I use unscented products if I have eczema?

You do not have to use unscented products.  However, some perfumes and fragrances have been known to trigger flare-ups.  If you are using a scented product make sure that it is scented with natural essential oils and not perfumes or chemical-based fragrances.

 

What is the itch-scratch cycle?

As the National Eczema Association discusses the extreme itch that can accompany eczema, they warn the readers about the itch-scratch cycle. The uncomfortable itch can cause someone to scratch so intensely that they begin to bleed. Instead of relief, this leads to a more inflamed and itchier rash.

 

Top Ten Ways to Relieve Eczema

According to The National Eczema Association

1. Moisturize daily

2. Invest in soft and comfortable clothing

3. Use mild or non-soap cleaners in warm showers and/or baths

4. Pat dry with towel. Do not rub

5. Immediately apply lotions and moisturizer after bathing to provide a moisturizing barrier

6. Avoid big changes in temperature

7. Throughout cold and dry seasons, use a humidifier to keep skin moist

8. Keep nails short to prevent damage from excessive scratching

9. Keep dust, dandruff, and allergies to a minimum that may be found on carpets and pets

10. Try to learn what causes your eczema to “flare up” and avoid it!

 

I have eczema, should I use sunscreen?

When sunburned, individuals with eczema, or eczema-prone skin face greater irritation then those without eczema. The skin becomes even drier, more prone to flare-ups, itching, and discomfort. Eczema-prone skin is extra sensitive, so protecting the skin with sunscreen and covering up when heading out into the sun is very important!

 

Why use natural sunscreen?

Chemical based sunscreens must absorb into and interact with the skin.  This can inflame and further irritate already dry and inflamed skin.  Natural, mineral sunscreens sit on top of the skin, rather than interact with it.  The use of truly natural, mineral sunscreens, especially those with additional moisturizing ingredients, protects already sensitive skin from the dreaded sunburn and further damage.  

 

Will a Zinc sunscreen dry out my eczema-prone skin even further?

Mineral sunscreens can be drying.  Look for a mineral sunscreen that includes additional moisturizing ingredients. We also recommend always moisturizing eczema-prone skin before applying any sunscreen, for an additional layer of moisture and soothing.   And don’t forget your sunshirts and hats!

 

What is the difference between TruKid’s Eczema Sunscreen and TruKid’s other sunscreens?

All TruKid sunscreens are truly natural and gentle on the skin, but our eczema sunscreens were made specifically for kids with eczema in mind.  TruKid Eczema Sunscreen is unscented like our Sport, and water-resistant for 40 minutes, like our Daily.  We’ve also added additional naturally moisturizing ingredients like aloe and jojoba oil for additional skin hydration, while maintaining our SPF30 UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection.