Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: mommy | 2009-09-23

Q.

rash

Hi

I am confused now,my son has a rash on her cheeks and neck and she has a terrible dandruff..after reading the Atopic eczema post i believed it was eczema but now in another post you mention danruff is associated with Seboria(sorry spelling error)

could you please tell me how to tell the difference between the two...

Many thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Eczema is usually found in allergic babies and there is a weeping itchy rash which involves the cheeks, neck and folds of the arms and legs usually. A dry scalp with scaling of the skin, often yellow scales, and a rash which affects the tops of the ears, forehead, neck and shoulders is more likely to be seborrhoea. This is a self limiting condition and babies with seborrhoea are not allergic usually.

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