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  1. Children With Eczema: How to Stop the Scratching

    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. "The trouble with scratching is that it can actually make the condition worse," says Lawrence Eichenfield, MD, chief

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  2. Your Baby's Diet and Eczema

    When your baby has eczema, you may start wondering if that itchy rash is related to your feeding style. Is breastfeeding to blame? Or the solid foods you just introduced? Some simple tips can help you get your baby off to a healthy start. Breastfeeding is always best, experts say. Breast milk gives

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  3. Helpful Tips for Soothing Your Baby’s Eczema

    Is your baby scratching all day from an eczema rash? Don't despair. There are lots of ways to soothe the itchy skin. Try these strategies. Many doctors suggest giving your baby a bath every day if he or she has eczema. Baths add moisture to dry skin and get rid of surface bacteria that can cause ski

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  4. Healthy Home for Kids With Eczema

    Don't let your home be a trigger for an eczema flare in your child. There are lots of ways to keep everyday household items from setting off an itchy rash. When you have a child with eczema, you need to set up an allergy-free home -- from the ceiling down to the floors. All-cotton carpets or plain h

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  5. School and Day Care When Your Child Has Eczema

    When your child with eczema is in day care or school, you won't have the same control over his environment as you do at home. But there are still plenty of steps you can take to prevent itchy flares and other problems while your child is out of the house. When choosing a day-care center, you first w

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  6. Researchers Focus on Eczema-Food Allergy Link

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- The skin disease eczema may be an important factor in the development of food allergies in infants, a new British study suggests. The breakdown in the skin barrier that occurs in eczema could play a key role in triggering food s

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  7. Eczema in Adults: Dealing With Itching

    The itching of eczema can sometimes feel unbearable. And yet, the more you scratch, the itchier your skin becomes. To stop the cycle of eczema, here are six tips to soothe the itch. 1. Moisturize skin affected by eczema often. In most cases, moisturizers are the first step in itch control. Applying

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  8. 10 Tips for Living With Eczema

    If you have eczema, you know how itchy and painful it is. But simple lifestyle changes can go a long way toward treating the condition. Try these 10 tips to help keep your skin feeling soft and comfortable. 1. Know your eczema triggers. Many things can trigger a flare-up of eczema, from scented soap

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  9. Eczema: Tips for Soothing Your Skin

    Think of eczema as a skin allergy, one where your skin's barrier is weak or damaged from environmental or genetic factors. Symptoms include intense itching, often at night, plus inflammation, dry skin, and rash. About 1 in 10 children have eczema. Fortunately most kids outgrow it, though there is a

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  10. Does Your Baby Have Eczema?

    Our babies inherit a lot from us: our height, our hair color -- and our tendency toward sensitive skin, including eczema. If someone in your immediate family has allergic tendencies, eczema may be the first sign that your baby shares that tendency, too, says pediatrician Chris Tolcher, MD, clinical

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