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My doc says i've got eczema. What does this mean?

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Dr. Paul Williams
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: What is eczema

Eczema is a diagnosis of a chronic, recurrent, itchy skin rash that can be caused by several factors.
Care of the skin and use of anti-inflammatory creams can usually control the symptoms. Allergies can sometimes be the cause, particularly in children. Consultation with an allergist or dermatologist might be helpful.

In brief: What is eczema

Eczema is a diagnosis of a chronic, recurrent, itchy skin rash that can be caused by several factors.
Care of the skin and use of anti-inflammatory creams can usually control the symptoms. Allergies can sometimes be the cause, particularly in children. Consultation with an allergist or dermatologist might be helpful.
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: Itchy allergic rash

This is a chronic condition often with a family history of allergies where the skin is very dry and often itches and becomes inflammed and perhaps infected.
This starts in childhood and be chronic. Treatments with barrier repair creams and topical medications is necessary to control symptoms. Identifying underlying factors such as food sensitivity or contact allergy can help treatment.

In brief: Itchy allergic rash

This is a chronic condition often with a family history of allergies where the skin is very dry and often itches and becomes inflammed and perhaps infected.
This starts in childhood and be chronic. Treatments with barrier repair creams and topical medications is necessary to control symptoms. Identifying underlying factors such as food sensitivity or contact allergy can help treatment.
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