Infectious Disease Specialist Questions Eczema

Is eczema an infectious disease?

My son 4 years old and has eczema. I just delivered a baby girl 2 months ago. Is there anything I need to worry about?

3 Answers

It’s most common for babies and children to develop eczema on their face (especially the cheeks and chin), but it can appear anywhere on the body and symptoms may be different from one child to the next. More often than not, eczema goes away as a child grows older, though some children will continue to experience eczema into adulthood. It is not an infectious disease and does not spread from person to person. It’s an inflammatory skin condition mostly self-limited treated with topical creams
Eczema is not an infectious disease. It reflects a form of hyperactive immune system. Specific causes are rarely found, but treatments are available. Please see your doctor, or a dermatologist.
No eczema is a form of autoimmune dermatitis. It is not contagious.