This is a difficult problem to treat and also to diagnose. there are not many recognised causes for this complaint. Eczema is certainly one cause as another eczema-like condition called contact dermatitis. It seems that your son does not have a rash. It is worthwhile treating him for a possible parasite infection called pinworms which may cause this kind of itching. Give him a single 5ml dose of Vermox syrup. Apply Epimax after bathing him and do not use any soaps at all.Just wash him with plain water.
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