This involves children between the ages of four and ten years old and the eczema is usually more localized than in the infant.
Facts About Childhood Eczema:
- There is usually involvement in flexural areas such as the sides of the neck, folds of the elbows, and back of the knees
- The skin is often dry and red
- There are often excorations and thickening or lichenification of the skin from scratching
- The skin may have light or dark discoloration
About 10-15% of children continue to have active eczema as they grow older, while most others will have ongoing dry skin issues.
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