What should I watch for if my child has eczema?

Children who have eczema have a greater risk of infections, problems sleeping, and other health concerns.

Eczema increases the risk of developing other health conditions. Asthma and hay fever are common.

In this section, you’ll find dermatologists’ insight (based on the latest research) that can help you:

  • Reduce the risk of developing some related health conditions.
  • Recognize and care for related health conditions.


Asthma, hay fever, and food allergies

General health


Fast track it: Quiz and expert tips

Can you find health conditions common in kids with eczema?

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Eichenfield LF, Tom WL, et al. “Guidelines of care for the management of atopic dermatitis: section 2. Management and treatment of atopic dermatitis with topical therapies.” J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Jul;71(1):116-32.

Li, M. “Current evidence of epidermal barrier dysfunction and thymic stromal lymphopoietin in the atopic march.” Eur Respir Rev. 2014 Sep;23(133):292-298.