Epidermolysis Bullosa Prevention in Humans
Epidermolysis Bullosa prevention action that can be done is to prevent the appearance of skin and blister infection. Here are some steps you can take:
- Babies or children need the attention of their parents to gain comfort when they are ill. Carry the child as gently as possible and be sure to place it on top of a coated material.
- Do not lift the child from under his arm. Carry your child with your hand to support the buttocks and neck.
- Arrange the temperature inside the house to keep it cool. In addition, keep the skin moist by applying moisturizer, such as petroleum jelly.
- Wear a child’s clothing that is soft and easy to remove and re-wear. You can use a special shoe made from soft or sleek pads on the child’s clothing on the elbow, knees, and other areas that have a point of body pressure.
- Remove the elastic rubber attached to the disposable diaper, then seal the inside with a non-stick bandage, or sprinkle with a zinc oxide paste before use.
- Avoid scratching the blisters by ensuring the nails stay short or wearing gloves on the baby before he sleeps to prevent infection due to scratching wounds.
- Avoid hard surfaces and objects by lining the chairs using a soft material. Use air mattresses, sheets, and a soft blanket for a child’s EB bed.
- Limit the child from physical activity that may cause the skin to be easily rubbed, scratched, or injured. You can start by wearing pants or long shirts on children who want to move outdoors.
- Make sure you or your medical personnel do not use strong adhesive bandages on the skin to prevent blistering skin from breaking and may result in fluid loss and infection.
As a support step, provide nutritious food to support the growth and development of children, and help heal the wound.Taking vitamins and supplements can also help prevent the development of complications. Prioritize the administration of calcium, iron, and vitamin D.