Rosy baby cheeks are cute, but not when they come from eczema. Also known as atopic dermatitis, eczema is a skin disorder that causes patches of red, itchy skin and, occasionally, blisterlike bumps. This common condition affects about 1 in 10 children, with 60 percent showing symptoms before their first birthday. Read more
It’s easy to say, “Don’t scratch.” Getting your child with eczema to listen to you is another story. But a little creativity can help keep your kid’s fingers away from the itchy rash.
Eczema is a common skin condition that usually begins before your baby is 12 months old. The affected skin is dry, red, and itchy. Sometimes these areas of skin can become cracked, weepy and then scab over.
Eczema can be well controlled and there are ways you can help your child feel more comfortable. For many children, appropriate skin care and cortisone treatment will need to be continued for many years.
Eczema is not contagious. Read more