10 Dec 2021 | 2 min Read
Dr Prashant Kariya
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Eczema is a dermatological condition mostly affecting babies. Different types of eczema affect the babies, the most common type is atopic dermatitis. There’s no specific reason for developing eczema in babies. It could be due to some environmental factors or genetic factors like a family history of hay fever, asthma, specific allergies, or eczema.
When the immune system gets dysfunctional due to certain factors, it leads to impaired ability of the skin to hold moisture and damages the skin barrier.
Eczema in babies starts with the formation of flaky, crusty red patches on the scalp and face followed by dry red rashes around the mouth, and on the cheek, and forehead in a couple of weeks.
Over the age when the baby starts crawling, they can start developing similar rashes on and around the elbow, the backside of the knee, followed by the neck, and the area surrounding the eyes.
Few ways to treat and control eczema: