Baby Eczema - Infant Eczema
The involvement of eczema in these first few months of life is usually on the face, the upper chest, the scalp and neck. Forearms and shins may be involved later.
Facts About Infant Eczema:
- Tiny blisters may occur which open and may leak fluid.
- Dry skin: The skin overall is very dry.
- It is unusual to have involvement around the mouth or nose.
- If the condition is severe, it may involve the whole skin.
- The diaper area is usually free of eczema.
- Between the ages of twelve and eighteen months, there is a tendency for the skin to become thickened particularly on the forearms and shins due to crawling.
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