Eczema, is a highly itchy, common inflammatory skin condition characterised by red or brownish, dry, cracked and scaly skin, which is especially itchy at night. In babies, eczema usually appears on the face, the scalp, and outer surfaces of the limbs.
Why does my baby have eczema?
The exact causes of eczema are not really known, but in many cases, your baby may suffer from eczema due to a food allergy, e.g. Cows’ Milk Allergy (CMA). Many babies who develop eczema early on in infancy are allergic to one or more allergy-causing substances. If there is a family history of allergic conditions, such as asthma or hay fever, your baby may be more likely to develop eczema.
Baby eczema is one of the most common symptoms of CMA
Could it be Cows' Milk Allergy?
Babies with CMA usually experience more than just one symptom and these symptoms can be very different from one another.
If you think that your baby has eczema, it may be CMA. You may have even noticed other symptoms (besides eczema), which may affect other parts of your baby’s body.
For a simple and easy way to check common symptoms associated with CMA, you can use our symptom checklist.
This will allow you to select all the symptoms that your baby may have that can be cow’s milk-related. You can then discuss these with your doctor.
In any case, if you have any doubts or concerns about your baby’s health, you should always seek advice from a medical professional as soon as possible.