Q5. What is baby eczema?

A5. Eczema is a very common skin condition which affects adults and children.

Baby eczema is a version of this which develops as either small patches of itchy, red skin or large patches of cracked, sore and bleeding skin. This rash appears on the scalp, face, arms and legs. If it develops on the scalp then it may be mistaken for cradle cap.

It can be caused any number of things which include an allergic reaction to a particular substance (which is a known allergen) or a genetic tendency.

Find our more in our Eczema section.

FAQS Index : Guide to Baby Skin Rashes

FAQs Intro

  1. Why do babies develop skin rashes?
  2. What are the most common skin rashes in babies?
  3. What is cradle cap?
  4. What is baby acne?
  5. What is baby eczema?
  6. What is heat rash?
  7. What are hives?
  8. What is urticaria?
  9. What are milia?
  10. What is impetigo?
  11. What types of birthmarks do babies get?
  12. What causes chickenpox?
  1. What causes measles?
  2. Can babies get German measles (rubella)?
  3. What is ringworm?
  4. Can babies develop psoriasis?
  5. What is scabies?
  6. What is roseola?
  7. What are viral skin rashes?
  8. Does my baby have a wart?
  9. What is the treatment for baby skin rashes?
  10. Why is the MMR vaccine controversial?
  11. Can you prevent baby skin rashes?

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