Diseases

My baby is suffering from eczema

Eczema in a baby is also called atopic dermatitis , or atopic eczema . This skin disease affects many babies: we have about one in five!

Eczema in the baby causes symptoms that can be particularly painful for the baby. Itching, red patches, sometimes oozing, or raw skin in extreme cases ... the child is restless, sleeps badly.

Parents, who are often worried about seeing their baby with these red patches, are disoriented, sometimes reluctant to give him treatments, such as those with cortisone.

It is therefore important to be informed about the different symptoms of eczema in order to be alerted. You must also know how to take care of the skin of your baby and especially do not hesitate to consult a health professional.

As baby's skin is fragile, eczema can not be treated with unsuitable products. In addition, we must also review the way to dress, wash his baby, etc ... because certain habits can aggravate eczema.

This article, written with a dermatologist, gives a complete overview of the signs, as well as the causes and solutions for baby eczema. In short, everything to protect the skin of your baby so soft and delicate.

Author: Ladane Azernour Bonnefoy.

Consultant Expert: Professor Christine Bodemer, Department of Dermatology, Necker Hospital - Sick Children, Paris.
Last updated: August 2013.

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