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Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

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  • Increase in dandruff

  • The skin is itchy and has scratches

  • Skin peeling

  • Leg rash

  • Dry flaky skin

  • Skin itching that worsens at night

  • Scaly skin

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Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is infantile eczema?

Baby eczema is a common skin condition that affects infants and young children. Eczema causes patches of your baby’s skin to become itchy, dry and bumpy. The most common place is on the face. Triggers include food, clothes, and genetics. Eczema often worsens with dry skin. Infantile eczema may resolve on its own as children grow older.

Symptoms of infantile eczema

  • Skin over the entire body is red

  • Scaly skin that flakes off

  • Skin Itching

  • Skin abnormality

  • Skin problem on the face

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

  • Red skin improves with steroid creams

Questions your doctor may ask to check for infantile eczema

  • Is your whole body red?

  • Do you have flaky, scaly skin?

  • Is your skin itchy?

  • Do you have any skin problems?

  • Do you have any facial skin problems?

Treatment for infantile eczema

This condition usually improves as children grow older. Identifying and stopping or avoiding the cause is the first step of treatment. Using mild cleansers and moisturizers can help the eczema 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

  • Baby Eczema - Cleveland Clinic

    https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/23408-baby-eczema

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Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Primary Care Physician)

Dr Patel graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine. She worked in clinical research at the University of Illinois in Chicago and University of Nevada in Las Vegas focused on culturally adapted health interventions for preventive medicine in the community setting. Received her Master's of Science in Global Health (concentration in Health Policy) from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. Unnati went on to complete her family medicine residency in Chicago, Illinois at Norwegian American Hospital. | | She is currently working as a primary care physician in the city of Chicago and completing her Master's of Business Administration at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and Fellowship in Leadership in Value-Based Care.

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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