6 Ways To Help Your Child With Eczema

baby on blanketChildren and babies are known for having skin that is soft and smooth to the touch, so when rashes and acne begin to appear it can be alarming for parents and childcare professionals.  One of the most common childhood skin conditions is eczema, a skin rash that affects 1 in 5 children and has no real known cause.

Typically, eczema is linked to being a genetic condition that is more prone in children with family members who have seasonal allergies, asthma or eczema themselves.  Dark, rough patches of skin or areas of red irritation accompanied by extreme itching are signs of eczema, and if these physical signs are present on your child’s skin, a dermatologist should be consulted to seek out proper diagnosis and treatment options.

There is no cure for eczema and there isn’t a perfect treatment for the condition, but with proper care your child’s eczema can be kept under control.  Check out these tips on how to care for child eczema.

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