What parts of my child's body might be affected by eczema?

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Lawrence T. Chiaramonte, MD
Allergy & Immunology
Eczema or atopic dermatitis often begins in infancy with dry patches, or a rash on the cheeks, face, and lower arms. As children get older, it affects the hands and areas where there are creases such as the anticubital fossae (in front of the elbows) and the popliteal fossae (behind the knees), and at the wrists.
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