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.
Read more from WebMD about the prevention of eczema, a common skin condition especially in infants.
Do I Have Eczema, and How Do I Treat It?
Here's what your doctor will check and what treatments she'll consider if you have eczema.
WebMD explains the causes of eczema and triggers of eczema – a skin irritation that is seen more often in children than adults.
Children With Eczema: How to Stop the Scratching
Children with eczema who scratch the itchy skin can make the condition worse. Try these tips to help your child stop scratching.
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.
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.
Slideshows & Images
Picture of Eczema
Eczema is a skin condition caused by inflammation. Atopic dermatitis is the most common of the many types of eczema.
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.
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.
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.