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What is eczema?

  • Eczema is the commnonest itchy rash in childhood.
  • Onset:
    • It starts at about 2-3 months of age usually.
  • Characteristics:
    • It may range from local erythematous scaly rash, to extensive wheeping bleeding lesion.
    • It is very itchy, and it can make the child so irritable that the sleep, emotion and behaviour may be disturbed.
    • If there is superinfection, it may cause exacerbations in otherwise quiescent lesions.
  • Distribution:
    • Characteristically involves different parts of the body at different ages.
    • At 2-3 months, it usually involves the face, sternal area, nappy area, extensor surfaces of elbow and knees.
    • For toddlers, it involves the neck, flexural surface of elbow, knee and ankle joints.
    • For older children, it usually involves the palm, foot, flexural surfaces of limbs.

 

 

 

  

What are the causes of eczema?

  • Eczema has genetic predisposition, as well as environmental factors(allergens). The child usually has other allergic disease, like asthma, allergic rhinitis or urticaria.
  • Environmental factors include food and contact allergent, common ones are:-
    • milk or egg protein,...
    • woolen clothing, detergent or additives,...
    • food like peanuts, food additives,...
    • animal like cats, dogs, rabbit....

How to manage a child with eczema?

  • Usually, one has to see a doctor to make sure it is eczema, because there are many other conditions looked very similar:
    • Seborrhoeic dermatitis
    • Contact dermatitis
    • Fungal dermatitis
    • Psoriasis
    • Insect bites
    • Scabies
  • The most important thing is to avoid the allergent, if known. Of course, it is easier said than done.
  • Doctor's treatment is usually supportive:-
    • cold tar, emulsifying ointment
    • weakest strength of steroid application
    • antihistamine, (scretching make it worst)
    • topical or oral antibiotics for bacterial exacerbations
  • Prognosis is good:- 
    • 70% recovered at 2-5 yars of age
    • 15% mild eczema persist to adulthood
    • 15% more difficult course

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