Skin is dry, irritable and itchy and reacts adversely to scratching. Most affected areas are on the face and areas that rub when baby crawls. More often than not a hereditary problem.
- Prevention may not be possible if condition is hereditary. Your doctor's advice should be sought.
- Avoidance of woollen and synthetic clothes and chlorinated swimming pools is preferable.
- Your doctor's recommendation may involve cortisone creams, moisturisers and a change of diet.