Eczema: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

happy cappy cruelty free shampooAvoiding cosmetics with scent and color is one of the most effective ways to soothe the red, scaly, itchy rashes common for those with eczema-prone skin. Start by making sure your eczema shampoo and body wash and eczema moisturizing cream are fragrance and dye-free.

Check out the neat graphic on this page to see the different places on the body the most common type of eczema (atopic dermatitis) affects a person through the ages.

There are other types of eczema described in the links below. It turns out that 30% of adults and children in the United States are affected by eczema.

Kids and adults with eczema of any type can benefit from using Happy Cappy products.

Known as “A Pediatrician’s Solution,”Dr. Eddie’s Happy Cappy Daily Shampoo & Body Wash is a daily shampoo and body wash for eczema specifically formulated for children. Created by a licensed pediatrician and dermatologist-tested, this eczema shampoo relieves dry, itchy, irritated, and sensitive skin.

Bathing should always be followed by application of Happy Cappy’s irritant free Moisturizing Cream. Applying a bland emollient after a shower or bath locks in moisture and helps protect and restore the delicate skin barrier.


Learn more about Eczema and the best methods for relieving its symptoms from Dr. Eddie Valenzuela.

An Eczema Shampoo Safe for Babies

Licensed Houston pediatrician Dr. Eddie Valenzuela saw a need for an eczema shampoo and body wash that is safe for babies and children of all ages. He created two revolutionary products, a medicated shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis and a gentle daily shampoo and body wash made to soothe eczema symptoms in children of all ages.

Happy Cappy Daily Shampoo and Body Wash is an eczema shampoo and body wash that complies with pediatric dermatologist recommendations for eczema by being a fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, non-soap cleanser with a low pH. Happy Cappy is also free of any ingredients to mask scent.

Most average soaps are drying and harsh, and have a pH between 9 and 10. The skin’s normal pH is between 4 and 5. This difference in acidity can worsen eczema symptoms. Happy Cappy has a low pH to help preserve the skin’s antimicrobial activity and barrier function and is made without any harsh surfactants that can steal the skin’s natural moisture. Happy Cappy is parabens free and made with ingredients like licorice root extract, oatmeal extract, and aloe vera to soothe redness and provitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid to moisturize hair and skin.

Features of Happy Cappy Seborrheic Dermatitis Body Wash and Shampoo

  • Gentle Formula for young sensitive skin Formulated for Children of All Ages
  • Fragrance Free
  • Dye Free
  • Sulfate Free
  • Dermatologist & Clinically tested
  • Created by a Pediatrician Contains Licorice Root Extract to Soothe
  • Redness
  • Cruelty-Free
  • Vegan
  • 95% natural plant based ingredients
  • Alcohol Free
  • Parabens Free
  • Made in the USA
  • Aloe Vera
  • Contains Provitamin B5 to Moisturize Hair & Skin

Moisturizing Cream for Eczema

Happy Cappy Moisturizing Cream is a pediatrician’s solution for soothing dry, itchy, irritated, sensitive eczema prone skin for children of all ages and is formulated to hydrate skin all day.

This clinically tested moisturizing cream protects and restores the delicate skin barrier. Adults with sensitive skin can expect similar results. Soothes without stinging sensation.

Dr. Eddie’s Happy Cappy Moisturizing Cream for eczema soothes dry, itchy, irritated skin in babies and children of all ages, as well as adults with sensitive skin. Our dermatologist-tested, soothing lotion for eczema helps restore the delicate skin barrier and protect it against irritants. Dr. Eddie’s quick-absorbing, non-greasy eczema cream is formulated to relieve redness and hydrate skin all day long.


Symptoms of Eczema in Children

The symptoms of eczema vary depending on the affected person’s age. However, as most people with eczema develop symptoms before the age of 5 and the most severe kinds of eczema are most common in infants and babies, it’s important to be aware of symptoms so conditions can be caught early and properly treated.

Eczema symptoms in babies under 2 years old include:

Rashes on the scalp and cheeks, and on outside of elbows and knees

  • Bubbled rashes that sometimes leak fluid
  • Extreme itchiness that interferes with sleeping
  • Skin infections that can occur from scratching

Eczema symptoms in children over the age of 2 include:

  • Rashes on the inside of the knees, elbow creases, neck, wrists, buttocks and legs
  • Bumpy rashes
  • Thick, knotty rashes with severe itchiness
  • Discolored skin

Dr. Eddie’s Moisturizing Cream

  • Moisturizing Cream for soothing dry, itchy, irritated, sensitive, eczema prone skin
  • For children of all ages
  • Formulated to hydrate skin all day
  • Apply to face and body at least twice a day
  • Fast absorbing and not greasy
  • Infused with natural ingredient Licorice Root Extract (Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate) to help soothe redness
  • Dermatologist tested and free of fragrance, dye, sulfates, parabens, and phthalates
  • Vegan and Cruelty Free
  • Clinically tested moisturizing cream protects and restores the delicate skin barrier
  • Adults with sensitive skin can expect similar results
  • Soothes without stinging sensation
  • Use with a gentle, fragrance free, dye free cleanser like Happy Cappy Daily Shampoo & Body Wash

How to Treat Eczema on Babies

Though eczema has no permanent cure, there are a variety of methods for soothing flare-ups and preventing irritation in children such as:

  • Lukewarm baths
  • Soft clothing made from cotton or other non-irritating fabrics
  • Frequent moisturizing
  • Air drying or patting skin with a soft towel after a bath rather than rubbing the skin dry
  • Using a humidifier in cold or dry environments
  • Clipping fingernails to prevent unnecessary scratching or breaking the skin

Eczema reduces the skin’s ability to protect itself from the environment, meaning any harsh or irritating product can dry out and inflame skin.

One of the most important treatments for eczema in children of all ages is using a gentle, non-soap shampoo and body wash for eczema that will clean the skin without irritation. Purchase Dr. Eddie’s Happy Cappy Daily Shampoo & Body Wash on Amazon or, or

Additional Resources

  1. Medical News Today, What Can Be Done About Eczema on the Scalp?
  2. org, Skincare for Individuals with Atopic Dermatitis,


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Is eczema common?

Eczema is one of the most common skin conditions. According to Very Well Health, 10% of Americans are affected by Eczema.

Is Eczema Contagious?

Eczema is not contagious, which means it cannot spread from person to person through touching, breathing, or using the accessories of a person with eczema.

How Long Does Eczema Last?

Eczema is a chronic skin condition. Which means it comes and goes from time to time. The phase when you are experiencing the itching, redness, and irritation associated with eczema is known as eczema flare-up which usually lasts for a few weeks. The flare-up can be relieved by taking proper care of skin.
However as flare-ups go, it will likely unfortunately come again at a later date.

Is eczema an autoimmune disease?

Eczema is not an autoimmune disease, which means it is not caused by malfunctioning of the immune system. However, a person with any autoimmune skin condition has a higher chance of developing Eczema.

Is eczema genetic?

Genetics is one of the factors that can cause eczema, people who have a family history of eczema, asthma and allergies are more prone to developing it. However in some cases other factors rather than genetics like an impaired skin barrier, allergens, and dry skin can also trigger eczema.

Can stress cause eczema?

Stress causes various skin conditions, including eczema. People dealing with stress have reported more cases of Eczema than a normal person. Stress can impair the skin barrier allowing various issues, including Eczema.

Can heat cause eczema?

Skin exposure to high temperatures for a few minutes cannot cause Eczema. However, in winter, dry air can trigger eczema. And in summer, heat causes sweating and itching that increase the urge to scratch, which causes the skin to become prone to eczema flare-up..

Are eczema and dandruff related?

No, both the conditions are different and have different symptoms. Eczema causes dry skin, cracks, and flakes on the skin. On the other hand, dandruff causes the formation of flakes on the scalp and eyebrows.

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