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How do you treat eczema and allergies in kids?

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If your child has symptoms, see a doctor. There are lots of ways to control eczema and allergies.

  • Tests. Your doctor may want to test your child for allergies to foods -- like milk, egg, peanut, soy, and wheat -- and other substances. Positive results from allergy testing need to be confirmed.
  • Food elimination diets. If your doctor suggests it, you can cut out common trigger foods, one at a time. That will help you figure out if a food is to blame.
  • Ointments and moisturizers. These products can ease mild eczema symptoms. Choose one that’s thick, and put it on right after your child gets out of a bath or shower.
  • Medication . Steroid creams can relieve more severe symptoms.

From: Kids, Allergies, and Eczema WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

AAFA: "Atopic dermatitis (Eczema.)"

ACAAI: "Eczema in Children."

Healthy Children.org: "Seasonal Allergies in Children."

National Eczema Association: "Atopic Dermatitis in Children."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on October 20, 2018

SOURCES:

AAFA: "Atopic dermatitis (Eczema.)"

ACAAI: "Eczema in Children."

Healthy Children.org: "Seasonal Allergies in Children."

National Eczema Association: "Atopic Dermatitis in Children."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on October 20, 2018

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