The Doctors: Kids Nighttime Itching
Kevin asked a question about why his young son’s Eczema is more irritating at night. Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears explained that Eczema is dry or itchy skin, usually attributed to allergies. It’s common on babies’ faces, because they’re sticking them everywhere.
What Is Eczema
He said this condition can be aggravated at night, because the body temperature rises and conditions tend to be drier at night. Dr. Andrew Ordon said these conditions are worse at night for adults too.
Dr. Jim added that the body releases Histamines at night in response to allergens in the environment. You may want to wash all clothes and bedding in hypoallergenic detergents.
How To Relieve Eczema
Dr. Jim offered advice on helping your kids deal with Eczema. He recommended trying over the counter or prescription anti-inflammatory creams.
You might also want to try moisturizing lotions to combat dry skin. Two or three times a day is not enough, and he recommended doubling or tripling the number of applications for your young child. Kids and babies need unscented, kid-safe moisturizers.
The Doctors: Bicycle Safety
Dr. Travis rode out from backstage on a bike that was brightly lit. It had lights in the spokes, on the frame, and even on the helmet. He said visibility is the key to bike safety, and that many bicycle accidents happen around dusk, because bikers can’t easily be seen.
LED bike lights are a new product that can help you increase your visibility and safety on the road, especially at dawn, dusk, or nighttime. Lights on the bike and glowing bands on the arms and legs mean that drivers can see you from any angle.
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Nite Ize gave the entire audience their SlapLit and TwistLit bike light products for their own bike safety.
Dr. Travis advised you to make sure you or your children are brightly lit and wearing helmets when exercising outdoors at night. It’s an important and easy way to stay safe and avoid tragedy.