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Child having itchiness in creases of arms. Applied Epiderm cream. What could it be?

hi my daughter is 23 months old and is very red and itchy in the creases of her arms by her elbows. is this ecsma? she is scratching it a lot and it is getting more and more red, even though i am trying to stop her from scratching. I put some epiderm cream on it... but not sure what it is or if this is the right thing to put on it.
Asked On : Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
The itchy red rash involving creases looks like eczema or also called atopic dermatitis.
The main stay in treatment is to maintain hydration, to decrease itching, and to prevent infection and trauma.
To maintain hydration apply emolient creams like dermadew or cetaphil.
If there is severe itching oral anthistamines like hydroxyzine can be given orally in prescribed dosage.
Avoid allergic foods.
Consult the Pediatrcian to confirm and for the specific treatment.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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