This week we appeared in popular online parenting website, Mouths of Mums talking about some common signs and symptoms to look out for when it comes to baby eczema. I also shared some of my journey of dealing with my little one’s eczema.
Some of the key points from the article are included below:
- Eczema normally is not present at birth but appears within six weeks to three months after. It is very uncommon for eczema to first appear after the age of five.
- Eczema does not always look the same on every child and can even look different on the same child depending on where it is on the body. With my first child his eczema looks very different when it is on his face compared to his knees and elbows
- If you don’t manage your baby’s eczema, it will persist. Speak to your doctor straight away and develop an eczema plan so you can start managing your baby’s eczema straight away
- Your baby will scratch, scratch, scratch – the rash is very, very itchy and your little one’s skin can become infected so it needs to be managed quickly
- Eczema can appear anywhere on the body – it does not just appear in one spot.
- The rash normally starts on the face, scalp, elbows or knees
- It is important to know and be aware of your family’s medical history as research has shown there is a genetic link with eczema.
This is only a quick summary of the article. To read the full article and learn more about some of the signs and symptoms of baby eczema, head on over to the ‘Mouths of Mums’ website. Also remember to always speak to your doctor if you think your baby may be showing signs of eczema.
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Disclaimer: Information provided is of a general nature only, and you should always consult your medical professional.