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A 21-year-old member asked:

on what parts of the body do people normally get eczema?

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Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Skin: Most eczema is found on the back of the knees, on the elbows and behind the ears.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Variable: It can be all over. On babies it may be worst on the face. Inside the elbows & knees is common. No 2 the same.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

On which parts of my body can I get eczema?

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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care 38 years experience
Any area with skin: Eczema is a chronic inflammation of the skin. It tends to come and go, and affect different areas. The areas behind the knee and the inside of the elbow, areas called flexion creases, tend to be more often affected than other areas on the body.
A 24-year-old member asked:

Does eczema spread from one part of the body to another?

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Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes and no: The rash of eczema does not cause more rash, but the underlying attack of the immune system to one's skin, that is the heart of eczema, can attack any part of the skin and so it crops up all over, anywhere, appearing to spread.
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A 63-year-old female asked:

Could dry spots over your body be eczema ?

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
You can not tell.: There are many kind of dry spots. See your doctor.
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A 45-year-old female asked:

Hi there I am also an eczema patient but if u say I can snd u my body pics so u can exami e them??

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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A 18-year-old male asked:

Can eczema move around your body if you scratch the infected area but then scratch a clean area? Would it transfer

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
NO: Eczema is not an infection. It is not contagious. It does not spread. It is not caused by touching. It is also not caused by food. Not curable but certainly treatable, it can be controlled by creams, sometimes pills. Best result from consultation with a dermatologist.

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