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.
What’s making my child’s skin so dry?
Babies and children can get dry skin just like adults do. In fact, because young skin is more delicate, it’s more susceptible to becoming dry.
Cold, dry outdoor air and indoor heating can rob skin of its natural moisture in the winter. And if your child is prone to dry skin, he’ll break out in dry patches in the summer as well, because the summer sun, air conditioning, salt water, and the chlorine in pool water can all be drying. Read more