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Eczema is a group of chronic skin disorders that affect the hands,
scalp, face, back of the neck, and skin creases of the elbows and knees. It can
run in families, but it may occur for no known reason or be caused by an
allergic reaction to certain foods, clothing, lotions, soaps, plants, or
Signs and symptoms of eczema may include itching, small bumps that look like blisters, and thickened and scaly skin.
Eczema can be treated with preventive measures and medicines. The
goals of treatment are to ease symptoms, especially itching, and to control the
Atopic dermatitis is one type of eczema.
Current as of:
February 5, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
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