Could my child have eczema?
What is childhood eczema?
When a child develops eczema, it’s usually a type of eczema known as atopic dermatitis. This type of eczema usually begins by 5 years of age.
Is atopic dermatitis contagious? No
Eczema is a common condition in children. It is so common that people have given it a few names:
Eczema (name most people use)
Atopic (a-top-ic) eczema
If you think your child could have eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis), the earlier it’s diagnosed the better.
What you see on a person’s skin varies with age. See what it looks like in babies, children, and adults.
Some children have a greater risk of developing eczema (atopic dermatitis). Does your child?
A board-certified pediatric dermatologist answers this frequently asked question.
A pediatric dermatologist explains how the skin and immunce system are involved.
They can look alike in kids. See how dermatologists find the differences.
Getting an accurate diagnosis is crucial. Here’s what to expect.
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