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  • Children may develop rashes for many reasons , including allergies and infections. Rashes may also be contact related.

  • In general, we recommend making an appointment for rashes to be evaluated in the office as it is difficult to assess rashes from photos or verbal descriptions.

  • Rashes associated with fevers should always be seen in the office.

What about Eczema?

  • Eczema is a skin condition that makes skin dry and flaky. No one knows precisely what causes it.
    • While eczema occurs more frequently in people with allergies, it is generally not the allergies themselves which cause the skin rash.

  • Some treatment strategies include:

    • Hypoallergenic, nonfragranced soaps in the bath.

    • Frequent moisturization with creams and ointments (examples: Cerave, Cetaphil, Aveeno, Aquaphor).

    • On severe areas, your doctor may also prescribe a topical steroid.

    • Remember, eczema is a chronic condition and it will wax and wane.

  • Click the button below for a more detailed eczema action plan.

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