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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is infantile eczema?

Itchy rashes in infants. There are many triggers including food, clothes and genetics. Eczema tends to worsen with dry skin. Infantile eczema can resolve by itself as children get older.

Symptoms of infantile eczema

  • Skin abnormality

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

  • Skin problem on the face

  • Skin Itching

  • Scaly skin that flakes off

Questions your doctor may ask to check for infantile eczema

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose infantile eczema

  • Do you have any skin problems?

  • Do you have red skin or red spots on the skin?

  • Do you have any skin problems on the face?

  • Do you have itchy skin?

  • Do you have scaly skin that flakes off?

Treatment for infantile eczema

This condition tends to improve as children get older. Identifying and stopping/avoiding the cause is the first step of treatment. Using mild cleansers and moisturizers can help the eczema to settle, while more serious cases can be treated with creams.

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References

  • MARRE IR. Infantile eczema. Postgrad Med J. 1946 Jul;22(249):190-2. doi: 10.1136/pgmj.22.249.190. PMID: 20276643; PMCID: PMC2478345.

    https://pmj.bmj.com/content/22/249/190

  • Newland K, Warren L, Gold M. Food allergy testing in infantile eczema: a clinical approach and algorithm. Australas J Dermatol. 2013 May;54(2):79-84. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-0960.2012.00911.x. Epub 2012 Jun 12. PMID: 22686941.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1440-0960.2012.00911.x

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