Eczema

Eczema

 

Eczema is a term used to describe a group of inflamed skin conditions that result in chronic itchy rashes. About 15 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of eczema, including 10-20% of all infants. Symptoms often include dry, red, itchy patches on the skin which break out in rashes when scratched.

 

Treatment may include:

 

  • Restriction of Scratching
  • Moisturizing Lotions or Creams
  • Cool Compresses
  • Dietary Modifications
  • Corticosteroid Creams and Ointments
  • Antibiotics
  • Antihistamines
  • Phototherapy

 


Eczema: Tips to help your child feel better


(video from American Academy of Dermatology)