Eczema
A chronic skin disorder that involves scaly and itchy rashes.
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Eczema

A chronic skin disorder that involves scaly and itchy rashes.

Symptoms:

  • Inflammation of the skin, dryness, flaking and sometimes the formation of blisters. 
  • This is non contagious.
  • It often forms on the face and neck, behind the knees or the insides of elbows, around the wrists and ankles, or on hands and feet. 
  • Eczema can be intensely itchy and uncomfortable.

Seriousness:

  • If your child has never had it before, take her to a doctor to have it diagnosed.
  • Mostly it is managed at home.

Treatment:

  • Apply ointments prescribed by the doctor and avoid rashes by keeping your child’s skin well moisturised and using special bath products from pharmacies. 
  • Try to establish what causes the eczema – it could be laundry products, fabrics, allergens or even diet – and help her avoid contact with the irritant.

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