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What are the different types of eczema that may affect my child?

Answered on 11th January 2016
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Whilst atopic eczema is the most common form that affects children, there are a number of other variations that may affect your little one.

A type of eczema known as Pompholyx causes little blisters to appear across the palms of the hands and occasionally on the soles of the feet. It is not known exactly what causes this form of eczema in children, although it is suspected that skin infections, allergies to particular chemicals and sweating may trigger the condition. You might also hear it be referred to as ‘dyshidrotic eczema’.

Seborrheic eczema is better known as dandruff. When it occurs in infants it can cover the scalp, causing skin to flake and fall away. Discoid eczema is a long-term condition that causes the skin to become swollen and cracked in circular or oval patterns, although it is relatively rare in children and is much more common in adults.


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