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Eczema Is This Causing My Baby’s Rash?

Eczema is a skin irritation that results in small, itchy blisters that ooze or weep. It can occur at any age but is common in infants and children under the age of 5.

Eczema Symptoms include itchy reddened skin with numerous small blisters, scales, or crusts. The irritated skin may produce a watery discharge.

The rash may occur for no known reason but is many times an Allergic Reaction to such things as foods (seafood, eggs, or milk), clothing (especially wool), lotions, soaps, topical medications, and detergents. Eczema is not contagious.

Treatment of eczema includes removal of irritating factor such as food, clothing, etc. Avoid scratching the area which can cause the inflamed area to expand. You can place gloves on the hands of infants and children when they sleep to avoid scratching.

The use of topical ointments may control symptoms. Antihistamines may be prescribed if necessary for older patients.

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