It\u2019s a question we hear a lot\u2026 Does Eczema worsen with age?\u00a0 Or more hopefully:\u00a0 Will I outgrow my Eczema? The answer varies as much as the individual person, but chances are Eczema may always be a part of your life\u2026but on different parts on your body!\u00a0 That\u2019s right. Eczema apparently likes a change of scenery. Can A Child \u201cOutgrow\u201d Eczema? In children, the good news is that it is possible to age out of Eczema.\u00a0 By age three, roughly 2\/3 of infant Eczema cases - also known as Atopic Dermatitis - have improved or entirely disappeared, perhaps leaving behind a lifetime tendency for dry skin. From infancy until about 2 years of age, the eczema will typically appear on: \u2014 the face (forehead, cheeks, chin) \u2014 the chest \u2014 the back of the head Eczema tends to run in families, but parents may not remember having it or know how to handle the condition in their infant.\u00a0 For tips on caring for a baby with Eczema, this article summarizes everything you need to know, from proper skin products to clothing to common triggers. A few kids, however, will go on to endure bouts of eczema into their adult life. Eczema in Teens and Adults Now what if you have adult-onset Eczema?\u00a0 Can you ever hope to outgrow Eczema the way most babies do? Chances are that Eczema that comes on in adulthood is here to stay, and age can indeed make it worse.\u00a0 As we age, our skin tends to get dryer, and dryness is an aggravating trigger.\u00a0 So is stress, which is a classic adult trigger, necessitating stress management as part of a skin care plan.\u00a0 Ironically, if an adult with Eczema opts to \u201cbaby\u201d their skin with pure products that are typically marketed towards infants, they may find the relief their skin needs. Among teens and adults, Eczema tends to appear on different parts of the body than in early childhood.\u00a0 Classic areas include: \u2014 Creases of the elbow \u2014 Behind the knees \u2014 Hands \u2014 Scalp \u2014 Around the eyes \u2014 Eyelids \u2014 Nipples Because Eczema is a chronic skin condition that will flare up and calm down throughout your life, it helps to understand what Eczema is and what triggers your symptoms, understanding that your skin is a living, changing organ that will react differently as you age, as the weather changes, and even if you change your detergent or perfume! If you are new to Eczema, it\u2019s vital to dispel some of the common myths about eczema to properly manage it: Aging with Eczema Aging brings a host of changes to the body, and the skin is no exception.\u00a0 We\u2019ve discussed the most common type of Eczema, known as Atopic Dermatitis.\u00a0 But if you notice your skin developing new symptoms, or flareups occurring in entirely new areas, it\u2019s probably time for a trip to the doctor to reevaluate your situation. There are actually seven varieties of Eczema, each with their own subset of symptoms. And once you have Eczema, it tends to mean your skin is vulnerable to other potential inflammatory developments.\u00a0 This isn\u2019t by any means a given that you will develop additional problems, but if your typical care is no longer working, it is time to take another look and possibly adapt your regimen to your body\u2019s new needs. While Eczema is considered chronic and cannot be cured, it can be managed at any age.\u00a0 Aging with Eczema will teach you what works best for you, and the good habits of using pure soaps and lotions, fragrance-free detergents and clothes that let your skin breathe, will serve you well throughout your lifetime.\u00a0 It's also recommended to keep some daily Eczema body wash and eczema cream handy around the house.