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what could it be

I have a friend who has a infant daughter and she has itchy red scaly like rashes all over her body and if her daughter scratches it it turns scaby then starts to bleep somes this poor baby girl is miserable dr say its really bad exiema but they have literally tried every cream and medication now they have to pay to see a specialist what could this be wat could they try to hive this poor girl some relife
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Hello!
Eczema is a hypersensitivity of the skin triggered by various factors. It is a chronic condition seen in young infants. It is usually caused due to allergy to certain types of food. There is no cure for eczema.  However, the symptoms can be well controlled.  Eczematous infants usually have dry sensitive skin.Non drying soaps should be used. Use of cetaphil to wet skin helps retain the moisture in the skin. Oral antihistamines may be used to relieve the symptoms of itching. Topical use of steroids may be considered in severe cases. Extremes of temperature or humidity may trigger increased itching. Avoiding the allergen or certain foods may help. Consult a dermatologist. Hope it helps.
Take care and best luck!
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