Red, Blotchy & Itchy: Does Your Child Have Eczema?

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Red, swollen and itchy skin... your child may have eczema.
Air Date: 1/21/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Anna Bruckner
BrucknerAnna 013 2011Anna Bruckner is the director of pediatric dermatology at Children’s Hospital Colorado and a faculty member of the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Red, Blotchy & Itchy: Does Your Child Have Eczema?
Eczema is the most common skin problem treated by pediatric dermatologists.

About 65% of patients develop symptoms before age one, and about 90% of them develop symptoms before age five.

Some children outgrow eczema by the time they are young adults, although their skin remains dry and sensitive.

A few may have it all their lives; but there are ways to relieve the symptoms.

The symptoms of eczema are different with each child, but common symptoms include dry, red, itchy skin and rashes.

Listen in as Anna Bruckner discusses eczema, including its diagnosis and treatment options.
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