Atopic dermatitis, often called eczema or atopic eczema, is a very common condition in infants, and children. This condition often appears in the first year of life, and causes the skin to become red, dry and itchy. The itch can often be severe and prevent your child from sleeping. In addition, it may make those who suffer from eczema more susceptible to infection.
For children of varying ages, eczema appears on different areas of the body. For infants, it is usually around the mouth and on the cheeks. For young children, the rash tends to be on the legs, arms and other areas. In the case of teenagers, eczema usually emerges on the hands and feet, around the eyes and on the insides of the elbows/knees.
If your child is suffering from eczema, Kessel Dermatology can help. Call our office now to schedule an appointment with one of our trusted dermatologists.