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Childhood rashes - Eczema

Eczema is a common chronic skin condition in children. Typically, eczema is characterised by an itchy rash that comes and goes. Eczema is not contagious but does tend to run in families and commonly first appears in early childhood.

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Cradle cap

Cradle cap is the name given to the yellowish, greasy scaly patches that appear on the scalp of young babies. It is very common, harmless and doesn't cause discomfort.

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Eczema during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Eczema is the most common skin condition in pregnancy, it can also occur when breastfeeding. Find out more about symptoms and treatment of eczema.

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Common childhood rashes

Childhood rashes are common and many disappear without treatment. Learn about symptoms and treatment of childhood rashes, such as eczema, ringworm and impetigo.

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Skin changes during pregnancy - prurigo of pregnancy

Prurigo of pregnancy is an itchy rash that may develop during pregnancy. It usually appears in the first or second trimester.

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Nappies

Nappies play a big role in your baby's life during the first two years. Learn about the different types, how to choose, the environmental impact and safety.

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Nappy rash

Most babies will get nappy rash at some point in their first 18 months. Find out more, including how to recognise, treat and prevent nappy rash.

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Impetigo

Impetigo, or school sores, is a highly contagious skin infection that causes sores and blisters. It's very common and affects mainly children.

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Changes to your skin during pregnancy

As your pregnancy develops, you may find that you experience changes to your skin. Most of these changes will improve or after your baby is born.

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