A great potential babysitter has Atopic dermatitis? It is safe to have her babysit my 8 month old.?

Any help is appreiated!

Update:

She has it on her hands as well. Thanks for the answers! They are helpful!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    No problem, it is not contagious. It's a type of allergy. The only problem would be if she has it on her hands and applies steroid cream to her hands. She should wash it off her hands before handling the baby in that case.

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  • 1 decade ago

    here's a good website that explains the condition better

    http://www.healthline.com/adamcontent/eczema?utm_m...

    This is from another website.

    Defining Atopic Dermatitis

    Atopic dermatitis is a chronic (long-lasting) disease that affects the skin. It is not contagious; it cannot be passed from one person to another. The word "dermatitis" means inflammation of the skin. "Atopic" refers to a group of diseases where there is often an inherited tendency to develop other allergic conditions, such as asthma and hay fever. In atopic dermatitis, the skin becomes extremely itchy. Scratching leads to redness, swelling, cracking, "weeping" clear fluid, and finally, crusting and scaling. In most cases, there are periods of time when the disease is worse (called exacerbations or flares) followed by periods when the skin improves or clears up entirely (called remissions). As some children with atopic dermatitis grow older, their skin disease improves or disappears altogether, although their skin often remains dry and easily irritated. In others, atopic dermatitis continues to be a significant problem in adulthood.

    http://www.niams.nih.gov/hi/topics/dermatitis/inde...

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  • 1 decade ago

    the baby wont catch it but if you are concerned then i would look it up or contact your doctor but it shouldn't be a problem for her to watch your child good luck

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