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Eczema - babies and children

Eczema; atopic; dermatitis; skin; itch; rashes; allergy; rash; itch;

Eczema (also called atopic dermatitis) is a skin rash which is common in babies and young children, but which tends to get better as they get older. The skin is very itchy and it can be quite distressing to the child. It can usually be controlled and the child helped to feel more comfortable.

If a child's eczema suddenly gets worse, it may be due to an infection. See your doctor as extra treatment may be needed.

To read more about eczema, management and treatment:

Women's and Children's Hospital, South Australia 
 http://www.wch.sa.gov.au/ 

Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy Inc
http://www.allergy.org.au/  

Raising Children Network 
https://raisingchildren.net.au/  

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The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).

This topic may use 'he' and 'she' in turn - please change to suit your child's sex.

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