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Is eczema very contagious?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

No. Eczema is an inherited condition with impaired skin barrier resulting in inflammation, causing redness and itching.

In brief: No

No. Eczema is an inherited condition with impaired skin barrier resulting in inflammation, causing redness and itching.
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
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In brief: Not contagious!

Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a very common chronic intermittent skin condition characterized by itchy inflammation of the skin.
It can be associated with asthma and hay fever. The cause for eczema is unknown, but a combination of inherited tendencies for sensitive skin and malfunction in the body's skin barrier and immune system are likely responsible. It is not contagious!

In brief: Not contagious!

Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a very common chronic intermittent skin condition characterized by itchy inflammation of the skin.
It can be associated with asthma and hay fever. The cause for eczema is unknown, but a combination of inherited tendencies for sensitive skin and malfunction in the body's skin barrier and immune system are likely responsible. It is not contagious!
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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