If you want to distinguish whether your baby has prickly heat or eczema, just pay attention to the following four points. 1. Look at prickly heat: Generally, it looks very clear and distinct, and it is obviously a small particle. Some severe particles will have white pus heads on them. Eczema: Regardless of the size of the area, it looks like patches. The boundaries are not clear, some are scaly, and some severe cases will ooze yellow liquid and may peel off. 2. Touch prickly heat: It has a clear grainy feel to the touch, and the surface of the grains is relatively smooth. Eczema: It feels rough and has no obvious graininess. It may even bring up dandruff, like the skin is covered with a thick layer of scabs. 3. Prickly heat has different causes: It is caused by hot and humid weather. In addition to cooling down, the skin needs to be kept dry. Eczema: Mostly caused by allergies. In addition, the skin is too dry and too hot. In addition to cooling down, the skin needs to be kept moist. 4. Prickly heat appears in places: sweating places, neck, diaper wrapping area, armpits, thighs, arms, skin and other places with wrinkles. Prickly heat may also occur in places where the mother\’s skin is in contact with her due to feeding, such as her cheeks. Eczema: It often appears on the face first, and then may spread to the scalp, neck, chest, elbows, etc. or even more places. How to prevent prickly heat? In the hot summer, parents should pay attention to keeping the room cool and ventilated, try to keep the baby\’s skin dry, wear loose and sweat-absorbent cotton clothes, and avoid oily skin care products. Unless the weather is dry, try not to use lotion, because it will block the sweat glands. Because babies scratch because of itching, scratching the skin can easily lead to infection. Try these methods to get rid of prickly heat in summer! 1. Bitter melon has the effect of relieving heat, improving eyesight and detoxifying. Wash the fresh bitter melon thoroughly, cut it open and remove the seeds, slice it into a grinder and grind until it becomes moist. Filter the residue with clean gauze and bottle it for later use. For babies with severe prickly heat, apply it once every two hours, and for babies with less severe prickly heat, apply it three times a day. Boil water with the pulp of bitter melon. After it cools down, you can use it to wipe the prickly areas on your body or give your baby a bath. The effect is also very good. 2. Ginger juice treats prickly heat. Rubbing the body with fresh ginger slices can prevent and treat prickly heat. If there is already prickly heat, apply fresh ginger slices directly to the affected area. The effect is very good and will subside after a few hours. 3. Use 1000 grams of wild purslane, add 2000 grams of water, and 10 grams of refined salt, boil it and scrub the area with prickly heat, once in the morning and evening, and wash it once before going to bed. The effect is obvious. Purslane has flat oval leaves and purple stems. It can be found on roadsides and in grass. 4. Take a double-flower bath. Honeysuckle and wild chrysanthemum have the effect of clearing away heat and detoxifying. Take 30 grams each of honeysuckle and wild chrysanthemum, boil it in water and mix it with bath water. Generally, soak for 5-10 minutes. It will be very cool after bathing and can also prevent and treat prickly heat. 5. Take a bath in lotus leaf water. Take a piece of fresh lotus leaf and boil it in water for 20 minutes. Add the lotus leaf water into warm water and give your baby a bath. It can not only prevent prickly heat, but also make your baby\’s skin fresh and tender. Lotus leaves can clear away heat, detoxify and cool blood. The dried lotus leaf can also be boiled and washed with water. It is also suitable for adults. 6. Take a bath with mugwort leaves or mint. Boil mugwort leaves or mint for half an hour, cool to a suitable temperature and then take a bath. Both mugwort leaves and mint contain volatile oils that have antibacterial effects. After prickly heat, the protective effect of the skin has been lostYes, taking a bath with moxa leaf water can prevent infection, while mint can help evaporate and dissipate heat. Precautions for children with eczema 1. Find and avoid contact with allergens. First determine whether the child is allergic to food, especially animal proteins such as milk, breast milk or egg white; observe whether the baby is allergic to fish, shrimp, crab and other animal foods when the mother is breastfeeding. Will eczema worsen? If so, try to avoid eating these foods. 2. Avoid contact with irritating substances, do not wash the skin with alkaline soap, do not use various cosmetics, perfumes, do not wash the affected area with hot water, and do not bathe too frequently. 3. The room temperature should not be too high. When going out, do not let the sun directly expose the area with eczema, otherwise it will aggravate the itching of eczema. Change the baby\’s clothes frequently. The clothes should be loose and not too thick or too tight. Clothes made of fine cloth and pure cotton are best. 4. Keep the room well ventilated and clean to avoid dust irritating the skin. 5. The treatment of infant eczema should be under the guidance of a dermatologist. Parents must not abuse antibiotics and do not use unilateral or folk remedies casually. Diet precautions for infants with eczema. Improper diet is one of the main factors that cause eczema. In order to prevent and treat eczema, you should pay attention to the following points in diet: · Try to breastfeed; · When adding complementary foods, they should be added one at a time from less to more. Add to the ground so that the child can slowly adapt, and it is also convenient for parents to observe what kind of food causes allergies; ·If it is allergic to certain foods, you can try eating a small amount, and then slowly increase the amount so that the child can gradually adapt; ·Already suffering from eczema Children should avoid or reduce eating fish, shrimps, crabs and other seafood and highly irritating foods; · Give children more light, easy-to-digest, and vitamin-rich foods, which can regulate the physiological functions of infants and young children and reduce the risk of Skin allergic reactions; · Avoid overweight children, as obese children are much more likely to suffer from eczema.