A 58-year-old male asked:
Why is eczema localized to certain parts of the body?
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Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Local care: The skin condition may affect any area. Keeping exposed areas in particular well moisturized will help to control symptoms.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
On which parts of my body can I get eczema?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
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.
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Last updated Mar 20, 2019
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