Eczema is a skin disease that is most often observed in those families where they suffer from allergic reactions.
Children over two months of age can get this disease. Even if the child is properly looked after and all hygienic measures are followed, the face may turn red and become covered with a dry crust that starts to ooze. The forehead, chin and cheeks of the baby are covered with small vesicles, which subsequently pass on to the shoulders, chest, arms and hands. The child begins to actively itch, act up, sleep disturbance occurs.
It is very important to ensure that the baby does not tear apart the vesicles and thereby does not bring the infection.
In older children, lesions usually appear in the knee and elbow folds, less likely to appear on the hands due to skin irritating creams. Continue reading