Eczema is a skin condition that can be quite annoying, if not actually painful. It is a general term for different kinds of skin drying, which can result in flaking, itching, even bleeding or wounding. It can even happen in babies, and can make babies take on a rash-like, unsightly look, prompting parents to seek for baby eczema treatment.

Baby eczema is also known as infantile seborrhoeic eczema, and is common in babies less than a year old. It is loosely referred to as cradle cap, because it starts on the edge of a baby’s scalp, and then spreads. However, this will disappear in a few months, and babies are not itchy, sore, or uncomfortable.

For home-based treatment of this type, some parents use moisturizers, bath oils, and creams when giving their babies baths. However, not all moisturizing lotions, creams, or bath soaps are suitable for babies, so it is best to simply go to a pediatrician for a consultation.

Another type of baby eczema occurs when a baby comes into contact with a potential allergen. Also known as allergic contact dermatitis, this type occurs most often due to substances present in baby clothes, such as nickel. Nickel is present in the belt buckles of baby pants or skirts, baby earrings, and buttons of baby clothes. Allergies can also happen when babies are exposed to rubber, which can chafe skin; or harsh perfumes. The best treatment in this case is to avoid exposing a baby to such allergens.

There are only a few kinds of baby eczema treatment [http://eczema-home-treatments.blogspot.com/2007/09/homemade-eczema-treatment.html] that are known, so before buying any creams for eczema, consult your pediatrician or infant dermatologist.

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