Atopic dermatitis or eczema is one of the most common skin problems in babies and children. Chronic eczema skin is dry, thickened and itchy while acute forms of eczema can appear inflamed, red and weepy. Although we can’t actually cure eczema, a combination of innovative emollients, moisturizing baths, anti-inflammatory creams and anti-itch tablets can keep the symptoms in check until the child eventually grows out of it, as most do.