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When should I call a doctor about my baby's eczema?

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  • Call your child's doctor if: Your baby develops a new rash.
  • The rash looks infected, appears redder, or has a yellow crust or ooze.
  • Home eczema treatments don't help.
  • Your baby has a fever as well as the rash.

From: Eczema (Infants) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Eczema: Tips on How to Care for Your Skin."

HealthyChildren.org: "Eczema."

National Eczema Association: "Atopic Dermatitis in Children."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2019

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Eczema: Tips on How to Care for Your Skin."

HealthyChildren.org: "Eczema."

National Eczema Association: "Atopic Dermatitis in Children."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2019

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