HiPP's A-Z of pregnancy & child health
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Eczema is an inflammation of the skin, which causes redness and itching. There is no single medicine that will cure this condition but it is possible to keep it under control. There are several different types of eczema - some forms are known as dermatitis. Eczema may be caused by allergies to certain foods, reaction to irritants such as detergent, fabric softener etc, or may run in families. ‘Atopic’ eczema is common in babies and often clears up on its own as the child gets older. Treatment for mild cases include emollients (used in the bath and/or applied as cream to the skin) to help keep the skin soft.
For more information visit the National Eczema Society www.eczema.org.
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