Symptoms in babies
Babies’ skin is more sensitive to environmental influences than that of adults.1 Eczema can start in the first weeks of life, showing as dryness or even lesions on the forehead, cheeks, chin or thighs. The itchiness may also prevent your baby from sleeping.
Symptoms in children
In children over two years old, eczema shows as dryness, redness and flaking, most commonly in areas of the skin which fold, such as the elbows, behind the knees and ears, wrists, ankles and hands.
Symptoms in adults
In adults the appearance of the condition is much the same, but it tends to affect different areas, such as the neck, head, shoulders and chest.
Symptoms in the elderly
As the skin ages, it becomes thinner and more sensitive.1 In the elderly, symptoms are much the same as they are in a younger adult, but can be worse, due to the lack of fat content and moisture in the skin.
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