Neurodermatitis is a non-contagious, chronic inflammatory skin disease. It can take a mild course with only a few symptoms, but variable or severe courses can also occur. Neurodermatitis is one of the most common skin diseases in babies and young children.

How do I recognize neurodermatitis in my child?


The main symptom of neurodermatitis is itching. The more your child scratches, the more intense the itching becomes. In some cases, the signs of neurodermatitis are expressed on one or more areas of the skin. Neurodermatitis also progresses in episodes that can vary in length and intensity.


Neurodermatitis is usually accompanied by a rash, although the severity of the rash can vary. In an acute rash, the skin is red and itchy. In addition, the formation of blisters is not uncommon.

Dry skin

Dry to very dry skin is another symptom of atopic dermatitis in your child. The appearance of the skin changes with frequent scratching - it becomes thicker and may keratinize to protect itself.

Tips for the treatment of neurodermatitis in babies and toddlers

  • It is best to bathe your baby only when necessary, not for too long and with lukewarm water

  • Oil-containing additives in the bath water or moisturizing wash lotions are better suited than bubble baths

  • After bathing, gently dab your baby with a soft towel instead of rubbing dry

  • Apply a moisturizing lotion without any unnecessary additives to your baby's skin

  • Make follow-up appointments with your dermatologist to treat your little one's skin according to their needs

  • Give your baby as much love and attention as possible