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Baby eczema is characterized by patches of dry, scaly and itchy skin. Occasionally the patches ooze and crust over.

Many babies outgrow eczema. To treat baby eczema, help your baby avoid extreme temperatures and anything that seems to bother his or her skin. Bathe your baby every second or third day, rather than daily, and dry your baby's skin with gentle pats. Use generous amounts of unscented moisturizing ointment. Consult your baby's doctor if the rash is severe or doesn't improve.

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