As the temperature dips, you may notice that your child’s skin seems a little dry and itchy. In fact, most kids will suffer from dry skin at some point, especially during the colder months. But for some, that irritated skin is actually a group of conditions known as eczema, which affects approximately one in ten kids.

“Eczema usually appears as red, rough areas on the skin, and is typically itchy,” says Brandi M. Kenner-Bell, M.D, Society for Pediatric Dermatology committee member.