As a dermatologist that has treated eczema in my young patients and my own children, I have an entire treatment plan that avoids prescription medications and focuses on healing the skin. Treating eczema in babies and young children requires an understanding of the condition and vigilant care of the skin. Check out this blog post to learn about my treatment plan for eczema.
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Our battle with eczema began when my son was about 3 months old. It started on his thighs, but I was able to get rid of it by using Calendula (recommended by his Public Health Nurse). I was told that eczema is super common with babies and that it's easy to get rid of... there was no explanation about why it occurs or what can cause a flare up. Looking back, I wish this was something that I Dr. Google'd. Moving forward, his skin was clear for approximately 7 days before he got a…
Eczema occurring in infants is known as infantile eczema. It is also known as atopic dermatitis. More than 10 percent of infants have eczema at some point but majority of these victims improve before they are 2 years old. Eczema is characterized by an itchy skin rash that can present itself on a baby’s delicate skin when the baby is as young as 2 months old.