Eczema in Children


Atopic Eczema is a common form of eczema that can run in families. It affects 20% of children in the UK, often from an early age. However, the majority of children will grow out of it. The symptoms of eczema range in severity from small patches of dry, itchy, red skin to multiple broken, weeping sores that can easily become infected. Eczema can flare up, getting rapidly worse for a time, usually in response to a specific trigger such as food or environmental allergy.

Paediatric Diagnostics can provide fast access to investigation and treatment for child food allergies from birth up to 16 years of age.

Our specialist team of Paediatric Demertalogist and Paediatric allergists can provide specialist advice and treatment for food allergies, ensuring that your child receives the best possible treatment and relieves the signs of eczema.

We are pleased to offer treatment at our private outpatient clinics in Dorking, Surrey and Wimbledon, London, making us ideally placed to provide expert treatment to children living in Croydon, Leatherhead, Kingston-upon-Thames, Tonbridge, Maidstone, North and South Kensington, Hammersmith, Twickenham, Camden Town, Wandsworth, and all nearby areas.

Read more on eczema in children below.

Eczema in Children - What is it?

Eczema is a skin condition that causes inflamed, uncomfortable, dry, itchy skin and damage to the skin barrier. This can occur at all ages but is more common in babies and children. There are many reasons why eczema starts, including allergy, genetic and environmental factors. It is linked to allergy, hay fever and asthma.  

Having eczema can cause many problems for children and their families. It can feel stressful when you have tried many treatments, and nothing seems to help your child. 

Our specialist team will aim to assess your child as an individual and provide a personalised approach to looking at possible eczema triggers such as food allergies. A safe, tailored treatment plan will be developed after careful discussion with you as a family. 

You may find these websites helpful;

The National Eczema Society

Eczema Outreach Support

Allergy UK

Please note; You may be requested to keep a food diary in order to assess whether a particular food aggravates your child’s symptoms.

Book an initial consultation with our specialist team today by calling Paediatric Diagnostics on +44(0)129 3365012 or email us on

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Is your children suffering with eczema? It could be the result of a food allergy!

Contact us today and our expert paediatric consultants and nurses will be able to help.