Eczema, is a highly itchy, common inflammatory
skin condition characterised by red or brownish, dry, cracked
and scaly skin, which is especially itchy at night. In babies,
eczema usually appears on the face, the scalp, and outer
surfaces of the limbs.
Why does my baby have eczema?
The exact causes of eczema are not really known, but in many
cases, your baby may suffer from eczema due to a food allergy,
e.g. Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA). Many
babies who develop eczema early on in infancy are allergic to
one or more allergy-causing substances. If there is a family
history of allergic conditions, such as asthma or hay fever,
your baby may be more likely to develop eczema.
Baby eczema is one of the most common symptoms of
Could it be Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy?
Babies with CMPA usually experience more than just one symptom
and these symptoms can be very different from one another.
If you think that your baby has eczema, it could
be CMPA. You may have even noticed other symptoms (besides
eczema), which may affect other parts of your baby’s body.
For a simple and easy way to check common symptoms associated
with CMPA, you can use our symptom checker.
This will allow you to select all the symptoms that your baby may
have that can be cow’s milk-related. You can then discuss these
with your doctor.
In any case, if you have any doubts or concerns about
your baby’s health, you should always seek advice from a
medical professional as soon as possible.