A 23-year-old male asked:
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why are babies born with eczema?

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Dr. Matthew Woods
16 years experience Dermatology
They aren't: Babies often develop seborrheic dermatitis shortly after birth, which can look like eczema. However, true atopic dermatitis is extremely rare in neonates. It typically does not appear until at least 3 months of age.
Answered on Mar 19, 2015
Dr. Christopher Moeller
38 years experience Dermatology
Eczema: Eczema is inherited and can pop up in any age including babies.
Answered on Apr 23, 2018

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Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Have him : Seen by his pediatrician and he will advise u.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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You cannot: you cannot but your pediatrician or a dermatologist often can.

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