Baby Eczema

Will My Child´s Eczema Go Away?

Eczema is a skin condition that often affects babies, causing a rash on the inner elbows, back of the knees, and on the cheeks. Eczema is usually easy to diagnose because of the specific presentation of the rashes, and its location. Eczema is a part hereditary, and part environmental disease that is on the rise in developed countries. It is considered to be related to the atopic diseases such as hay-hever (allergic rhinitis) and asthma. If there is a family tendency for eczema, it becomes more likely that your baby will suffer from eczema.

Eczema is very unpredictable in its behavior, and it is difficult to predict flares, causes, and remission. Thankfully, many children outgrow their eczema, and the condition never bothers them again. For others, a change in environment such as relocating can clear or cause eczema flares. This is one of the factors that make eczema frustrating for sufferers. Although dermatology has made great advancements in eczema research, we do not at this time, have a way of predicting who will outgrow their eczema. The best indicator may be when, or if, one of their parents have outgrown their eczema.

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