Eczema is a skin condition that usually develops among children. Right from 2-3 months of age, babies may already experience itchiness caused by the condition. Afterwards, the skin would be flaky and dry. It often occurs in the scalp and cheeks. There can also be small sores with secretions. Of course, to see a baby with those skin problems can be alarming. Hence, it is advisable to have it check with the physician to get proper management.

The real cause of the disease is not fully known. Experts said that it can be due to some triggers like environmental and genetic factors. Children who are not exposed to environment may not develop immunity. It means that those who were raised with neat surroundings are more prone to eczema. This skin disease is caused by allergies and asthma. It is often seen among people who live in the cities and could be due to polluted air.

It is best to remember that eczema is not contagious, genetic, triggered during the cold months and more often affects girls than boys.

  1. October 9, 2016

    As per my knowledge, adults also have eczema, but it usually appears in the first six months to five years of a child’s life. In fact, as many as 10% of all infants have some form of eczema. There are a few different types of this condition that your infant, toddler, or child can develop, but the most common one is called Atopic Dermatitis.This type of eczema may look and act very differently as your child gets older. It’s important to understand which type of eczema they may have and also their symptoms and triggers, so that you can better treat and manage it as they grow and change.

  2. October 17, 2016

    Most children will grow out of this condition before they’re 2 years old, but we have to admit, even though it’s not that dangerous, it does not look good. Having the condition means that your child’s (or your) skin does not work well as it should. Atopic eczema means it’s inherited genetically. The result is dry and very itchy skin. It passes eventually, and breastfeeding for long period can improve the condition my improving baby’s immunity.

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