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hi dr how are you? how can i remove eczema? ive been treating it for the longest time but it doesnt go away

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Remove ????: Eczema is a genetically influenced condition where your skin surface reacts to the environment abnormally. It is a lifelong condition that varies in intensity with each person & tends to flare or subside at various times. Your best plan is to work with your doc(s) to have a variable skin care program that increases/decreases efforts as the condition requires. This is not a 1 fix & done issue.

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