What is Eczema?
What triggers Eczema?
Triggers are different from one child to the next but scratching is the most common problem.
Things that may make eczema worse are:
Scratching eczema will make it worse. Dry itchy skin will cause the child to scratch and worsen eczema. Certain times of year, for example winter, may be worse.
Some allergies such as food, pets or dust mites can worsen eczema. An allergist can help identify possible allergic triggers.
Skin infections can make eczema worse. Antibiotics are used to treat the skin infection.
Treatment and Control of Eczema
Learn what things trigger your child’s eczema and avoid them.
Dry skin makes eczema worse. To help keep skin moist:
Asthma and Eczema
Common Signs of Asthma in Children:
Asthma Allie says:
"Working with your doctor will help keep your skin healthy."
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