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Eczema in babies and young children

Eczema is the most common chronic skin disease in children, sometimes starting as early as infancy. If one or both parents have a history of eczema, asthma, or hay fever, your little one is more likely to develop eczema. 

About 6 out of 10 people with eczema will see symptoms before their 1st birthday.


Could that rash be eczema?

Here are some of the ways eczema can look different in infants, babies, and toddlers. 


  • You’ll most likely see eczema on the face, cheeks, chin, forehead, and scalp, but it is generally not as common in the diaper area
  • Features red or discolored skin with “weepy- looking” sores


  • At 6 months, you may still see eczema on your baby’s face and neck
  • Eczema commonly shows up on elbows and knees––the places that are easy to rub or irritate as babies crawl


  • You’re likely to notice eczema in the creases of their elbows and knees, or on their wrists and hands
  • You might also see eczema near your little one’s mouth or eyelids
Remember, you should always talk to your doctor if you notice any eczema symptoms on your baby.

Tips to help manage your baby’s eczema

  • Use clothing and shade to protect your child’s skin from the sun, especially if under 6 months
  • Wash stuffed animals often––soft toys attract dust which can trigger eczema
  • Right after bath time, use a fragrance-free moisturizer
  • Keep in mind that ointments are good barriers that help retain moisture in your skin

EUCRISA is approved to treat mild-to-moderate eczema in babies 3 months and up

Important Safety Information & Indication


Do not use EUCRISA if you are allergic to crisaborole or any of the ingredients in EUCRISA.

EUCRISA may cause side effects including allergic reactions at or near the application site. These can be serious and may include hives, itching, swelling, and redness. If you have any of these symptoms, stop using EUCRISA and get medical help right away.

The most common side effect of EUCRISA is application site pain, such as burning or stinging.

EUCRISA is for use on skin (topical use) only. Do not use EUCRISA in your eyes, mouth, or vagina.

EUCRISA is a prescription ointment used on the skin (topical) to treat mild-to-moderate eczema (atopic dermatitis) in adults and children 3 months of age and older.

See Full Prescribing Information .