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Dry patches of skin on my 2 year old. What is it and what causes it?

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Dr. Randolph Thomas
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In brief: Possibly eczema

Could be a number of things but most likely is a mild case of eczema.
Eczema is often inherited and is more commonly seen in families with allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis , dry skin and asthma. I would first suggest trying non-drying cleansing bars such as dove and moisturizing the skin immediately after bathing with eucerin or a similar cream. Call your doctor if not improving.

In brief: Possibly eczema

Could be a number of things but most likely is a mild case of eczema.
Eczema is often inherited and is more commonly seen in families with allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis , dry skin and asthma. I would first suggest trying non-drying cleansing bars such as dove and moisturizing the skin immediately after bathing with eucerin or a similar cream. Call your doctor if not improving.
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