Child Eczema Articles

Types of Eczema

Eczema is a form of dermatitis, or inflammation of the upper layers of skin. Eczema usually refers to a range of persistent or recurring skin rashes, itching and dryness. Although Eczema affects all people of all ages, it usually first becomes apparent in infants and small children. While many infants will grow out of the…

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Patch Tests For Eczema

Your child’s Eczema will most commonly be diagnosed through a physical examination with your physician. If in doubt, or if your doctor feels your child requires further tests, you may be referred to a skin specialist, or dermatologist. Further tests may include taking a skin biopsy (where a small sample of the inflamed skin is…

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House Dust Mites and Child Eczema

When Treating Your Child’s Eczema house dust mites can play an important part in taking control over your child’s Eczema problem. Below is advice for those with Atopic Eczema on keeping the house dust mite at bay. WHAT ARE HOUSE DUST MITES? House dust mites are tiny relatives of spiders and ticks; they live in…

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Eczema Food Triggers

Are you aware of the different Eczema Food Trigger Factors? Foods may play a role in the number and severity of Eczema outbreaks in some infants and children. Fortunately, most of these reactions resolve in older children. Eliminating these foods from your child’s diet may be useful, if all other treatments have failed. Of course,…

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The Dangers of Elidel and Protopic Creams

As a parent, you want your child to be safe at all costs. Therefore, it is important that you know that there are now Black Box Warnings on Eczema creams such as Elidel and Protopic. From Vincent Iannelli, M.D. Elidel Cream (pimecrolimus) and Protopic Ointment (tacrolimus) are two popular prescription medications that are used to…

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Eczema Triggers

Are you aware of the different Eczema Trigger Factors that may be affecting your child’s Eczema outbreaks? It is important to know what conditions may be contributing to the number and/or severity of these outbreaks in order to adequately prevent and treat them. Weather conditions and airborne allergens such as pollution or smog will often…

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Child Eczema Symptoms

It is important to understand that the symptoms of Eczema occur differently in each individual and that the particular symptoms that your child experiences will usually differ with every recurring flare-up. Most of the symptoms are irritations caused by your child’s scratching of their itchy skin. The most common symptoms are: Intense Itch Dryness Blisters…

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Child Eczema Remedies

Although there is no cure for your child’s Eczema, there are certain remedies that are recommended to soothe their symptoms during severe outbreaks. Use a humidifier in your home. This will help to balance the humidity in the air, especially during the winter if you have an electrical heating system Take a lukewarm bath (with…

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Child Eczema Flare-Up Prevention

Flare-ups worsen when there is an excessive bacterium on your child’s skin. By controlling the bacteria, you child may no longer suffer from flare-ups and All Stop™ is your answer. Dermatologists understand that bacteria buildup on the skin can lead to serious Eczema flare-ups and it’s important to understand how the flare-ups can be minimized…

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Child Eczema and Quality of Life

For children who suffer with Eczema, there are many resulting factors that affect their overall quality of life. Of course there are the physical complications: the pain of itching, burning, sensitivity to hot and/or cold, etc. But there are also social and psychological effects that children suffer when they have Eczema: embarrassment in their appearance,…

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