Treating Eczema During Infancy Helps Prevent Asthma, Allergies
No one knows yet what causes eczema, the collective name for a group of skin conditions that result in itchy, red patches on the skin. Eczema can appear on any part of the body, and it can be a lifelong affliction. Most often, it affects children, but adults can get it, too.
Ava Segur developed eczema shortly after she was born. She’s now a teenager. Segur says she used to wear long-sleeved shirts to hide the bumps and rashes. Her mother, Stephanie Segur, says doctors were trying to get the eczema under control when Ava suddenly developed food allergies