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What causes eczema?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Born with tendency.

Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma;someone with eczema has skin that's overly sensitive to dryness and irritation.
It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It is best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, avoiding bathing in very hot water, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there.

In brief: Born with tendency.

Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma;someone with eczema has skin that's overly sensitive to dryness and irritation.
It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It is best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, avoiding bathing in very hot water, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there.
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Dr. Elizabeth Black
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Eczema triggers

Eczema is a recurrent or chronic condition that some people are at risk for genetically.
The cause is unknown, but many sufferers are able to identify triggers and avoid them to reduce symptoms. Talk to your family physician about potential triggers and effective treatments.

In brief: Eczema triggers

Eczema is a recurrent or chronic condition that some people are at risk for genetically.
The cause is unknown, but many sufferers are able to identify triggers and avoid them to reduce symptoms. Talk to your family physician about potential triggers and effective treatments.
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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology

In brief: ECZEMA

No one knows what causes eczema.
Sorry. Itch, itch, scratch, scratch. This is what people often call “eczema” & what dermatologists call “atopic dermatitis.” it is the disease that starts from scratch & one that may last a lifetime. It is the eczema of infancy, the chronic, relentless dermatitis of childhood & adolescence, & the fierce & uncontrollable itching of the adult.

In brief: ECZEMA

No one knows what causes eczema.
Sorry. Itch, itch, scratch, scratch. This is what people often call “eczema” & what dermatologists call “atopic dermatitis.” it is the disease that starts from scratch & one that may last a lifetime. It is the eczema of infancy, the chronic, relentless dermatitis of childhood & adolescence, & the fierce & uncontrollable itching of the adult.
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