Fewer Baths for Baby May Contribute to Better Skin Health by Corinne M. Howington, MD

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Fewer Baths for Baby May Contribute to Better Skin Health
by Corinne M. Howington, MD
Low Country Dermatology

Do you bathe your baby every day? If so, you may be putting your child at risk for a long-term skin disease called atopic dermatitis. “Atopic” refers to a tendency to develop allergy conditions. “Dermatitis” means swelling of the skin.

Children who develop atopic dermatitis, also sometimes called eczema, usually do so during their first year of life. It causes itchy skin that is red, warm and tender, often on the scalp, forehead and face. While there are treatments that can help, recent studies suggest that atopic dermatitis can be avoided altogether with simple steps.

I generally recommend to my patients that babies should be bathed no more than three times a week. Furthermore, I encourage parents to be aware of what is in the baby wash and shampoo and make sure their baby’s skin is properly moisturized by applying a fragrance-free, hypoallergenic moisturizing lotion immediately after the bath to help keep the skin from drying out.

Research recently published in The Wall Street Journal (11/4, D3, Linden, Subscription Publication) suggests that atopic dermatitis in infants can be prevented with proper skin care and perhaps fewer baths, no more than three a week. Similar recommendations have been published by The American Academy of Pediatrics on its website.

Parents should consider these tips to help reduce the risk of atopic dermatitis in infants:

• For the first year, give baths no more than two or three times a week to avoid drying out the baby’s skin.
• Apply moisturizer liberally immediately after the bath. Putting it on when the skin is still moist will seal in the water.
• Use mild, non-soap cleansers designed for a baby’s skin. Fragrance-free is best. Even herbal ingredients can be irritating to the skin.
• Thicker or oily moisturizing products are better at keeping the skin moist.
• Consider products with the National Eczema Association’s seal of acceptance. These don’t contain ingredients that are known irritants to sensitive skin.

Environmental factors such pollutants and indoor heating can also disrupt the infant’s skin’s ability to keep moisture in and allergens and microbes out. The condition usually occurs before the age of 18 months, when a baby’s skin is still developing. It can be very uncomfortable and may come and go for months or years. If not treated properly, the condition could lead to skin infections.

While I strive to focus on prevention, if the condition develops, I can help parents learn how to take care of their baby’s affected skin and recommend safe and effective treatments to relieve much of the discomfort of atopic dermatitis.

ABOUT LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY
Low Country Dermatology specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Corinne Howington is a board certified dermatologist, with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Low Country Dermatology is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, visit lcderm.com .

Media Contact:
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
info@crussomarketing.com
912.665.0005

Alexandra McCray Selected for PR Internship

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Alexandra McCray Selected for PR Internship
(SAVANNAH, GA) Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC. announce Alexandra McCray has been selected for a paid internship during Georgia Southern University’s spring semester.

McCray’s responsibilities will include media relations, writing press releases and award announcements, researching, search engine optimization, keywords, social media management, photography, videography, and community relations.

Majoring in Journalism, McCray is a senior at Georgia Southern University, expected to graduate in May of 2015. While working on her undergraduate degree, McCray is also a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority and the online editor for Reflector Magazine by Magnolia Publications.

THE MISSION OF CARRIAGE TRADE PR, INC. AND CECILIA RUSSO MARKETING, LLC:

To help businesses increase their visibility in their community and globally online using reputation management strategies.

For more information, contact:

Marjorie Young

CEO of Carriage Trade PR, Inc.

Phone: 912.844.9990

Email:  marjorie@carriagetradepr.com

Cecilia Russo

CEO of Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC.

Phone:912.665.0005

Email:  info@crussomarketing.com

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Kaitlyn DeLong Selected for PR Internship


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(SAVANNAH, GA) Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing announce Kaitlyn DeLong has been selected for paid internship during Georgia Southern’s spring semester 2015.

DeLong’s responsibilities will include media relations, writing press releases and awards, photography, videography, search engine optimization, researching keywords, social media management, and community relations.

Majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Marketing, DeLong is a senior at Georgia Southern University, expected to graduate in May of this year. While working on her undergraduate degree, DeLong is a member and past Vice President of her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, and a member of the Statesboro Bulloch County Breast Cancer Foundation. She has also worked as an Assistant Activities Director at Willow Pond Senior Living Community in Statesboro since September 2012.

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ABOUT CARRIAGE TRADE PR, INC & CECILIA RUSSO MARKETING: The mission of Carriage Trade PR and Cecilia Russo Marketing is to help businesses increase their visibility in their community and globally online using reputation management strategies.

For more information, contact:

Marjorie Young
CEO of Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
Phone: 912.844.9990
Email:  marjorie@carriagetradepr.com

Cecilia Russo
CEO of Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
Phone: 912.665.0005
Email:  info@crussomarketing.com

Rotary of Savannah Held Dedication and Ribbon Cutting for Centennial Playground

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Rotary of Savannah Held Dedication and Ribbon Cutting for Centennial Playground

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah held the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the all accessible playground in Forsyth Park on Monday, December 8 at 12:40 p.m.

The $342,000 park was funded by the club through internal sponsorship, a grant from the Alan S. Gaynor Fund and AMBUCS, the Herb Traub Fund and support from the City of Savannah and Chatham County. It is accessible to all children, including those who have wheelchair limitations and other specialized conditions. The design includes nine slides, 16 climbers, and eight swings. The equipment can support a capacity up to 300 children. The ground is covered with rubber matting and mulch.

“The Rotary Club of Savannah is excited to be able to provide this one-of-a-kind playground to our region,” said club President Holden Hayes. “This donation supports the Rotary Club’s motto – service above self, and is one of the almost countless ways this club and Rotary clubs worldwide, support our communities.”

The Rotary Club of Savannah first met Jan. 5, 1914, at the DeSoto Hotel. Founded by John S. Banks and a group of local businessmen, it was the second Rotary club established in Georgia. The Savannah club sponsored the formation of eight others around the state. Together, they championed local and regional developments including: completing the road to Tybee Island, improving the Savannah River for commercial traffic, enhancing the Dixie Highway system in southeast Georgia, and building bridges over the Savannah and Altamaha Rivers. Furthering the goals of Rotary International, the club has also supported wartime relief efforts, student scholarships, polio eradication, and other global health initiatives.

Rotary International, the nation’s first service club, began in Chicago in 1905 and promotes community and economic development projects at home and abroad.

Savannah Rotary cuts the ribbon on all-inclusive playground Monday, December 8, 2014

Savannah Rotary cuts the ribbon on all-inclusive playground Monday, December 8, 2014

Rotary Club of Savannah

P.O. Box 11105
Savannah, GA 31412
912-272-9711