Health Tip: Eczema Uncomfortable But Not Dangerous
Often associated with allergies and asthma
(HealthDay News) -- Most kids get rashes at one time or another. One in 10 children will develop eczema.
Eczema is a particularly itchy rash that scratching only makes worse.
The term refers to a number of conditions where the skin gets red, irritated, and occasionally, fills with small fluid-filled bumps.
Kids who get eczema often have allergies or asthma, or their family members do, the Nemours Foundation says.
For many children, the condition eases after age 5 or 6. But some children may experience flare-ups through adolescence.
Eczema is not contagious and can be treated with steroidal creams or ointments.