Red, Dry, Itchy Skin? It Could Be Eczema

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Does your child complain of itchy, dry skin? It could be eczema. Learn the best ways to combat this annoying skin condition.
Air Date: 5/15/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Jennifer Kim, MD
jennifer kimDr. Kim is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Jaffe Food Allergy Institute. She earned her MD from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed internship at St. Louis Children's Hospital at Washington University and finished residency in pediatrics at Children's Memorial Hospital, where she also completed fellowship in Allergy/Immunology. She stayed on as faculty at Children's where she served as the division's Clinical Practice Director for five years before joining Mount Sinai.

Dr. Kim has a special interest in food allergies and is currently a co-investigator in research protocols exploring new therapeutic modalities using extensively heated milk and milk oral immunotherapy combined with anti-IgE therapy.
Red, Dry, Itchy Skin? It Could Be Eczema
Does your child complain of itchy, dry skin? It could be eczema.

Eczema is a general term used to describe a number of different skin conditions.

It usually appears as reddened skin that is dry and peeling or may start oozing, occasionally resulting in small, fluid-filled bumps.

When eczema becomes chronic (persists for a long time), the skin tends to thicken, dry out, and become scaly with coarse lines.

Listen in to find out if your child has eczema and let our pediatricians, including expert Dr. Jennifer Kim, help you to address this annoying skin condition.
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