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Eczema (Child)

Eczema: Overview, causes and treatment | KKH

Eczema (Child) - Symptoms

Eczema (Child) - How to prevent?

Eczema (Child) - Causes and Risk Factors

​What triggers or worsens Atopic Dermatitis / Atopic Eczema?

  • Environmental
    • Changes in climate
    • House dust mites / dusty environments
    • Heat, sweating
    • Strong soaps, detergents, bubble baths
    • Pets, carpets, stuff toys
  • Infections
    • Flu, upper respiratory tract infections
    • Skin infections (eg. Staphyloccoccus aureus, herpes simplex virus
  • Insect/mosquito bites
  • Vaccinations
    (However, we do not advise avoiding your child's vaccinations.)
  • Stress
  • Scratching (itch-scratch cycle)
  • The role of food allergy in triggering AD is controversioal.
    If there is suspicion of a food allergy worsening your chid's AD, discuss this with your doctor, who will determine if further testing or referral to a paediatric allergist is warranted.

Eczema (Child) - Diagnosis

Eczema (Child) - Preparing for surgery

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Eczema (Child) - Other Information

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