Eczema in Children and Babies Directory
Eczema in babies and young children is very common and usually easily treated. Eczema's cause isn't completely known, but triggers may include dry skin, irritants, stress, sweat, and more. Treatments for babies may include moisturizers, lukewarm baths, creams, or light therapy. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how eczema is caused in babies and kids as well as symptoms, treatments, and more.
The Basics of Eczema
WebMD gives you the basics on eczema, a common skin condition.
WebMD explains the causes of eczema and triggers of eczema – a skin irritation that is seen more often in children than adults.
Food and Eczema Flares in Children
Could diet be to blame for your child’s eczema? It’s possible.
Is Eczema in Kids Linked to Allergies and Asthma?
Explore the connection between allergies, asthma, and your child's eczema.
Your Baby's Diet and Eczema
What you need to know about breastfeeding or bottle-feeding and its impact on eczema in your baby.
A Healthy Home for Kids With Eczema
How to set up your home to make it a healthy environment if your child has eczema, including tips on the right bedding and how to clean stuffed animals and toys.
School and Day Care When Your Child Has Eczema
A look at what you need to consider when your child with eczema goes to school or day care.
Helpful Tips for Soothing Your Baby’s Eczema
If your baby has itchy eczema that makes her scratch all day and night, there are things you can do to make your new kid feel better.
Slideshows & Images
Picture of Nummular Eczema
Nummular eczema. Round coin-shaped lesions of eczema on the legs of a child. Nummular eczema is a chronic, pruritic, inflammatory dermatitis occuring in the form of coin-shaped plaques. It is seen in individuals with very dry skin and/or atopic dermatitis.
Picture of Eczema
Eczema is a skin condition caused by inflammation. Atopic dermatitis is the most common of the many types of eczema.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Eczema
Could that itchy, scaly, crusty rash be eczema? See the symptoms of this irritating skin condition, and find out how it’s treated.
Slideshow: Baby Skin Care -- Simple Tips to Keep Your Baby's Skin Healthy
Caring for your newborn baby's skin may seem complex, but it doesn't have to be. From rashes and sunburn, to laundry detergent and baby powder, learn how to take care of your newborn's skin -- and keep it baby soft.