Patches of dry and itchy skin
Skin tends to crack and gets itchy because of dryness, given its inability to hold water or moisture. These skin areas are also thicker and darker compared to other areas that aren’t affected. Dry cracked skin can lead to infection because bacteria, virus, and other germs can enter through here.
For six-month-old infants, affected skin areas may be their face (cheeks, chin, forehead) and scalp. For six- to 12- month-old babies, you could see small pus bumps on their elbows and knees, which look like they are crusting. It’s possible for this to happen in this age range because this is generally the time they begin to crawl. For toddlers, affected skin areas may be the creases of their elbows, knees, wrists, and ankles. They can also be behind their ears and the skin around their mouths and eyelids. Lastly, their hands and feet are almost always affected, too.