Is your child constantly scratching at her dry skin? Has the dry skin turned into a red rash that no lotion or cream seems to improve? If so, it may not be just simple dry skin. Your child may have eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis.
Whether you realize it or not, children have felt the effects of the economic downturn, as well. They have witnessed their parents being laid off from work, have given up household amenities and have seen cuts or an end to their allowances — all of which have contributed to a change in the lifestyle to which they were once quite accustomed.