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Eczema on the stomach and belly button

Eczema on the stomach may touch babies, children and adults. The parts of the abdomen that can be affected by eczema are different for each age group.

ECZEMA ON THE STOMACH AT ALL AGES

Eczema on the stomach is very common, especially in babies, who develop eczema from the first months of life. This is also called eczema of the torso. Plaques then become very red. In older children and in adults, eczema can still affect the stomach but also other nearby areas such as the breasts, neckline or lower abdomen.

ECZEMA ON THE BELLY BUTTON

On the lower abdomen, the belly button is a tiny area that is also affected by eczema: it is most often contact eczema caused by nickel allergy. Nickel is present in all fastener buttons on pants, belt buckles, piercings, etc. To limit this type of eczema, it is recommended to wear a cotton T-shirt under your clothing, and to wear pants with non-metallic buttons and belts with small buckles to avoid contact with the skin. Piercings should also be removed.

ECZEMA ON THE STOMACH CAN BE SOOTHED BY HYDRATING THE SKIN

Itching on the stomach is often very intense, and people with eczema often scratch their skin through their clothing or by lifting part of their clothes.

Hydrating the skin on the stomach is essential, but tends to be neglected. Who takes care of this area most often hidden under clothing? To help children better hydrate the skin on their stomach, they could use the emollient to draw little figures, letters, numbers and symbols on their skin: the stomach covers a large area, they'll have lots of drawing space! Once their scribbles are finished, they'd only have to spread the cream over the entire surface using large circular motions.

It should be noted that topical corticosteroids can be applied to the entire stomach, including areas thought to be fragile, such as the belly button or nipple.