Baby’s eczema

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Qmy 18-month-old loves baths, but they can make her eczema flare up, even if I don’t use any­thing ex­cept creams in the bath. What should I do? An­gela, via e-mail

ABathing for over 20 min­utes makes skin wa­ter­logged and re­duces its bar­rier func­tion, making eczema worse. Keep bath­times short and mois­turise her skin well af­ter.

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