Eczema is a skin condition that is characterised by intense itchiness, redness, dryness and sometimes blistering, weeping and crusting, arising from inflammation of the skin. Eczema is quite common, with around 20% of children under the age of 5 years developing eczema.* Some of the most common triggers include irritants such as fabrics, soaps, scented products; heat and sweat; low humidity and saliva. Milder cases of eczema may be controlled through a good daily bathing and moisturising regimen.
How is your newborn’s skin different from yours and what steps should you follow to take care of it?
Dry skin can be treated by applying moisturisers that are formulated to hydrate the skin.
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