RadioMD: Healthy Children
RadioMD: Healthy Children

Red, Blotchy and Itchy? Does Your Child Have Eczema?

January 21, 20159 min
Red, swollen and itchy skin, your child has eczema and you want to help.Eczema is the most common skin problem treated by pediatric dermatologists. About 65% of patients develop symptoms before age 1, and about 90% of them develop symptoms before age 5.Some children outgrow eczema by the time they are young adults, although their skin remains dry and sensitive. A few may have it all their lives, but there are ways to relieve the symptoms.The symptoms of eczema are different with each child. Common symptoms include dry, red, itchy skin and rashes.Listen in as Anna Bruckner discusses eczema, it's diagnoses and treatments.

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