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​Does your child complain of itchy, dry skin? It could be eczema. Eczema is a general term used to describe a number of different skin conditions. It usually appears as reddened skin that is dry and peeling or may start oozing, occasionally resulting in small, fluid-filled bumps. When eczema becomes chronic (persists for a long time), the skin tends to thicken, dry out, and become scaly with coarse lines.
Pediatrician Jennifer Kim, MD, a specialist in pediatric allergies, comes on the Healthy Children Radio show on RadioMD to talk about the best way to control this skin condition.


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