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I have atopic eczema and it is very itchy. Is that normal?

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Yes

Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition.
Seems to be due to genetic defects in the proteins and lipids supporting the skin layer/barrier called the epidermis. Disruption of this barrier results in inflammation of the skin. Eczema can be mild, moderate or severe and is associated with itching. See an allergist or dermatologist for further workup and evaluation.

In brief: Yes

Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition.
Seems to be due to genetic defects in the proteins and lipids supporting the skin layer/barrier called the epidermis. Disruption of this barrier results in inflammation of the skin. Eczema can be mild, moderate or severe and is associated with itching. See an allergist or dermatologist for further workup and evaluation.
Dr. Justin Greiwe
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics

In brief: Eczema

Yes, itching is a very common symptom of eczema due to skin dryness.
Using emollients or ointments work better than creams which is better than lotions. For more info: http://www.Nationaleczema.Org/living-with-eczema/bathing-moisturizing.

In brief: Eczema

Yes, itching is a very common symptom of eczema due to skin dryness.
Using emollients or ointments work better than creams which is better than lotions. For more info: http://www.Nationaleczema.Org/living-with-eczema/bathing-moisturizing.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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