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What is Eczema
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What is eczema?

Eczema is an itchy, chronic inflammation of the skin that causes it to become red, scaly and dry. The dry skin is then very vulnerable to infection from viruses and bacteria, which increases when the skin is scratched.

Eczema often occurs in infants and children and it can resolve on its own, but not in every case. Eczema can also occur for the first time in adults too. Science really is not sure what causes eczema and while there is no cure for eczema, treatment can reduce symptoms significantly in some people and help prevent further outbreaks.

There are a few different types of eczema which can occur:


Facts about eczema


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  Last reviewed: 10 November 2007 || Last updated: 3 January 2009


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Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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