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Help, My Baby Is Crying - Could the Rash Be Eczema? Yes, Very Likely. Consult Your Physician; Goods News, the Condition Is Easily Treatable.

Sep 6, 2008
As if young children didn't have enough to go through when they are born, there is eczema to worry about. Unfortunately, atopic dermatitis (or infantile eczema) affects many young children, especially babies, causing rashes that are itchy and uncomfortable. Even older children can be struck by this affliction which irritates both them and their parents.

Baby eczema generally shows up when babies are a few months old. Eczema usually presents itself as dry, red and itchy skin, or small bumps on face and cheeks. Other varieties of eczema may show up on legs, arms, stomach and back as a red and irritated area that can become a sore and open lesion if not treated promptly. And the final type of eczema shows up in baby's arm creases, behind the knees, ankles and wrists.

Probably the worst thing about baby eczema is that your child cannot tell you how bothersome it is. While suffering from untreated eczema babies will often fuss and cry as they are unable to help themselves. This of course creates a level of anxiety in the parent who doesn't know what is wrong with their child.

Fortunately treatments for eczema are easily and readily available at your nearest pharmacy. There are creams and other ways to take care of the rash and relieve the itchiness. If you are unsure of what treatment to use consult your family doctor. Within a few years your child should outgrow the eczema and have perfectly normal skin.

There are other changes you may wish to make to help your child's eczema, like identifying foods and environmental factors that can aggravate their skin. If you wish to find out additional information on your child's eczema, the internet is always right there and ready to help you.
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Gary Pearson is an accomplished author. For more about How to Treat Common Ailments in Newborns visit My Babys Health for current articles and discussions.
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