Although eczema affects adults, it is most common in children. About 13 percent of children younger than 18 in the United States have eczema, including atopic dermatitis the most common type of eczema , according to a report published in the May—June issue of the journal Dermatitis. This so-called baby eczema or infantile eczema usually persists through childhood and adolescence, and in some cases even into adulthood. Eczema is not contagious. Infants are more likely to develop eczema if family members have a history of eczema, hay fever, or asthma. While these conditions don't cause one another, infants are more likely to develop hay fever or asthma if they already have baby eczema.
Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
Eczema in Children | National Eczema Association
Eczema is a common, long-term skin condition that causes inflamed, scaly patches on the skin and skin infections. It can make the skin very itchy and uncomfortable. Eczema usually starts in the first few months of life. Many children grow out of eczema by adolescence, but some people have eczema all their lives.
Understanding Eczema in Children
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Does your baby have patches of dry, flaky, rashy skin? There's a good chance it's infant eczema. While this common skin condition is not contagious, it can cause a lot of parenting stress, not to mention discomfort for your baby.