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Is "Hand Eczema" and "Atopic Eczema" the same thing? Yes or No?

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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Eczema

atopic eczema can effects hands or other parts, hand eczema is hand only.

In brief: Eczema

atopic eczema can effects hands or other parts, hand eczema is hand only.
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
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Dr. Duane Gels
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Can be

Atopic Dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, relapsing dermatitis that is a type of eczema specifically associated with the other "atopic" (literally, "strange") illnesses: allergic rhinitis (nasal allergies) and asthma.
The term eczema is non-specific; dry, rough, scaly, itchy rash, anywhere. AD:anywhere, but prefers (based on age): cheeks, then front arms/legs, then backs of legs, then, by 19, hands.

In brief: Can be

Atopic Dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, relapsing dermatitis that is a type of eczema specifically associated with the other "atopic" (literally, "strange") illnesses: allergic rhinitis (nasal allergies) and asthma.
The term eczema is non-specific; dry, rough, scaly, itchy rash, anywhere. AD:anywhere, but prefers (based on age): cheeks, then front arms/legs, then backs of legs, then, by 19, hands.
Dr. Duane Gels
Dr. Duane Gels
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Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics

In brief: Eczema

Yes both are eczema and the atopic eczema refers to a specific distribution of the skin involved

In brief: Eczema

Yes both are eczema and the atopic eczema refers to a specific distribution of the skin involved
Dr. Julan Crane
Dr. Julan Crane
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