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Atopic Dermatitis (eczema)

Atopic Dermatitis (eczema)

Eczema in children is a common skin disorder. The location of affected skin usually varies according to the age of the child. In younger patients and infants, the rash presents on the face, outside of the elbows, and the knees. As a child ages, the hands and feet, arms, insides of the elbows and the back of the knees are the most affected.  This skin disorder is not contagious. Symptoms will differ for each child, and may include: redness, swelling and dry, scaly skin; small bumps that open and weep when scratched; and thickening of the skin over time. Based on the child’s age, the extent of the eczema and other factors, a treatment plan will be established to reduce the itching and irritation, moisturize the areas, and prevent infection. Typically an ointment or lotion will be prescribed.

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