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What do you need to know about eczema in kids?

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  • Symptoms include a dry, itchy, scaly, red rash. It may ooze and crust over, especially if your child scratches it.
  • Eczema is common on the arms, elbows, legs, knees, hands, and face.
  • The rash can be quite irritating. It can make it hard for kids to sleep.
  • Soaps and cosmetics, cleaners, wool, dust mites, pollen, pet dander, and dry weather can cause flare-ups.
  • Eczema won't spread from one part of the body to another, or from one person to another.
  • Eczema in kids often fades. Most babies outgrow it by the time they're teens or even earlier.

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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