A chronic skin disorder that involves scaly and itchy rashes.
- Inflammation of the skin, dryness, flaking and sometimes the formation of blisters.
- This is non contagious.
- It often forms on the face and neck, behind the knees or the insides of elbows, around the wrists and ankles, or on hands and feet.
- Eczema can be intensely itchy and uncomfortable.
- If your child has never had it before, take her to a doctor to have it diagnosed.
- Mostly it is managed at home.
- Apply ointments prescribed by the doctor and avoid rashes by keeping your child’s skin well moisturised and using special bath products from pharmacies.
- Try to establish what causes the eczema – it could be laundry products, fabrics, allergens or even diet – and help her avoid contact with the irritant.