Can babies have child eczema?

Can babies have child eczema?

Yes, babies can have child eczema. In fact, eczema is prevalent among young children. It is stated ten or more percent of infants and children have child eczema symptoms at some point during maturing. As children get older, it should gradually improve or completely clear. However, this is not always the case.

Some children will start to clear up before their teenage years and break out worse due to hormone changes.

Different types of child eczema

There are many types of child eczema or dermtitis such as contact dermatitis, neurodermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis. Most people refer to eczema as atopic dermatitis because this is the most common variety. This skin disorder is genetic and usually begins in childhood. Symptoms can include dry, itchy or scaly skin. Atopic dermatitis contains two forms called chronic and episodic. Chronic happens when the eczema symptoms lost for long periods of time. Episodic dermatitis happens when the eczema symptoms come and go in periodic flare-ups.

The exact cause for eczema flare-ups is unknown. Stress, hormones, allergies, and irritants can all trigger eczema outbreaks. Some other factors can be harsh detergents, body soaps, perfumes, lotions, weather changes, clothing materials, chlorine, tobacco, viral infections, jewelry, and even physical stress.


Child Eczema Facts:

  • Eczema  or Atopic Dermatitis, is a common and frustrating condition for parents and their children.
  • A history of asthma or hay fever, or a family history of eczema, makes it more likely that your child may develop eczema.
  • Eczema can affect anyone however it is most common in young children.
  • Eczema in children have been found that the immune system releases an allergic chemical or anti histamines in the blood in response to allergens in the environment.
  • About 1-2% of adults have eczema, and as many as 20% of children are affected.
  • Eczema is normally more severe for  infants and children with the condition improving with age.
  • Eczema is an illness that affects many people, but is particularly prevalent amongst children.
  • Eczema doesn’t usually occur in the diaper region, unless the child is able to scratch there.


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