Eczema affects up to 10-15 percent of kids and starts during the first month of life. Robin Hornung, MD, a dermatologist with The Everett Clinic discusses eczema. Eczema shows as red scaly patches on the face, scalp and legs. It can be very itchy and getting rid of the rash is the first step is getting them to sleep well. Being fairly aggressive with treatment from the start means better outcomes later in life. Treating eczema has many positive effects including better concentration, more restful sleep and increased confidence.