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What could be making my baby's skin so dry and so itchy?
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
In brief: Atopic dermatitis
Atopic eczema usually occurs in people who have an 'atopic tendency'.
This means they may develop any or all of three closely linked conditions; atopic eczema, asthma and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Often these conditions run within families with a parent, child or sibling also affected. A family history of asthma, eczema or hay fever is particularly useful in diagnosing atopic eczema in infant.

In brief: Atopic dermatitis
Atopic eczema usually occurs in people who have an 'atopic tendency'.
This means they may develop any or all of three closely linked conditions; atopic eczema, asthma and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Often these conditions run within families with a parent, child or sibling also affected. A family history of asthma, eczema or hay fever is particularly useful in diagnosing atopic eczema in infant.
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