Eczema in children is considered by dermatologist and allergists to be part of what is known as the “atopic march.” The atopic march involves the diagnosis of eczema, food allergy, allergic rhinitis, and asthma, typically in that sequential order. Not all children follow this pattern. Research is focused on understanding more about the atopic march in order to develop new treatments to manage it. There is documented evidence linking food allergies and eczema among young children. Always consult a specialist, however, it is widely recommended that young children under the age of 5 who have developed moderate or severe eczema be evaluated for allergies to milk, egg, peanut, wheat, and soy. If your child continues to have eczema even after ongoing treatment, it is recommended to identify if there is a reaction after eating a specific food. Again, a specialist can help you identify which foods, if any, to eliminate from your child’s diet. Parents with children diagnosed with eczema can manage this condition with the guidance from your doctor of dermatologist, as well as by using safe, clinically trialed products. In cases where you are recommended to use prescription medications child, including topical steroids and/or antihistamine, it is still safe to balance use of such medications with other natural products and moisturizers. Parents with children with eczema should help your child avoid harsh chemicals, encourage them to drink water often, stay warm and wear gloves in cold weather, and try to avoid wearing materials that could irritate the skin, such as wool. Flare-ups of eczema in children can be caused by foods, cosmetics, soaps, wool, dust mites, mould, pollen and dry climates, contact with dogs or cats, even horses.