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About baby eczema...

Eczema is a medical condition where areas of the skin become itchy, rough and inflamed causing distress, agitation and bleeding. A few different types of eczema exist, the most widespread suffered by babies being atopic dermatitis which is also known as atopic eczema.

Light baby eczema rash
A picture of atopic eczema

Around ten to twenty percent of babies have eczema during their first year. By the age of 2 years old many improve and stop being troubled by eczema.

Atopic eczema most often appears between two months and two years of age. The eczema generally comes out on a baby's cheeks, forehead or scalp but it can spread to other parts of their body.

It can affect a baby in many different ways, from slight redness of the skin to relentless itching. Itching takes place with all types of eczema, differing from mild itching to a hopelessly distracting and distressing symptom.  This is why it is essential you should a continuously moisturize your baby.

Severe baby Eczema
A picture of severe eczema

After a prolonged episode of scratching, severe eczema may form (see picture above) and the skin's protective ability will be reduced.

The baby skin will become damp with colorless fluid (occasionally with blood from the small damaged blood vessels) which oozes from the tissue. Wet severe eczema is very likely to become infected.

There are a number of methods you can use to you can prevent and treat baby eczema! Please read my article on "STOP THE ITCHING" and “BABY ECZEMA TREATMENTS”.

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