infantile eczema


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infantile eczema

[′in·fən‚tīl ′ek·sə·mə]
(medicine)
An allergic inflammation of the skin in young children, usually due to common antigens such as food or inhalants.
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With approximately 40% of all babies suffering from cradle cap (seborrheic dermatitis) before they are six months old and 50% developing some form of infantile eczema (atopic dermatitis) before the age of 3, Pure Baby has launched a line of gentle, hypoallergenic, therapeutic products formulated especially to help remedy and prevent the two conditions.
Another problem which crops up is why I advise those who suffer asthma, bronchitis, infantile eczema and other skin problems to avoid dairy foods.
There are several different types of eczema - for instance infantile eczema - and some forms of the condition are better known as dermatitis, such as contact dermatitis.
Baby eczema, which is also called infantile eczema, is common and usually develops when a baby is about two to three months old.