Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
If your baby is at risk for atopic dermatitis because you or other family members have it or other allergies, these steps may help prevent a rash or reduce its severity:
- If possible, breast-feed your baby for at least 6 months. Breast-feeding can boost your baby's Reference immune system Opens New Window.
- When you are ready to give your child solid foods, talk with your doctor. Ask if your child should avoid foods that often cause Reference food allergies Opens New Window, such as eggs, peanuts, milk, soy, and wheat.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference April 17, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology