Up to 20% of infants have a skin condition called eczema, a group of medical conditions that cause red inflammation of the skin. This skin malady can be uncomfortable for the child and difficult to control for the parents. If you have an infant that has begun having itchy skin areas, you may have a case of eczema on your hands.
Eczema refers to a group of skin medical disorders but the most common is atopic dermatitis. This is related to other hereditary issues like allergies and asthma. The skin usually becomes itchy before you can see any changes in the skin. On infants, you will often first see red or brown spots or a rash on their face or scalp, but the skin condition can happen anywhere on the body.
For most children with eczema, the symptoms can disappear by the time they turn ten years of age. Others have reoccurring breakouts of eczema throughout their life. Although your pediatrician can help you with treatment options to control this condition, you may want to seek the advice of a dermatologist.
Treatment Options for Infants with Eczema
Your dermatologist can offer a wide variety of options to control your child’s eczema. Understanding what triggers can cause outbreaks can help limit the outbreaks of itchy rashes. In addition, there are topical creams, light therapy options, prescriptive medications and other options to discuss. Since dermatologists specialize in skin disorders like eczema, they can create a treatment plan that is best for controlling your child’s eczema.
Don’t let your baby suffer from the pain and itching associated with eczema. Call your local dermatologist to determine the best treatment to control this irritating skin condition.
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Medical Dermatology Specialists
875 Johnson Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30342