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Eczema is an inflammatory condition of the skin leading to redness/ rashes/ itching. It usually appears in the first 6 months to 3 years of life. Most common form is Atopic Dermatitis (AD).
Don’t stress! It is a common conditions in children and very treatable, most of the times your child will outgrow it. It’s very easily confused with other conditions like sebuleni dermatitis or cradle cap etc. so visit a doctor to be sure.
It is not contagious.
What to look for:
The sites affected depend upon the type of eczema and the age of your child.
What to do?
1.Be sure visit a doctor, know the type of eczema
2.Know the signs/symptoms/triggers
3. Avoid triggers:
4. Care at home:
6. Avoid contact with normal unaffected skin
7. In case of injection/ discharge/pus bumps, visit a doctor
This article has been written by Dr. Krishan Yadav, HOD & Consultant – Neonatology, Paras Bliss Panchkula.