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What Is Eczema?

There are many types of , and they each have different sets of symptoms and triggers. Both children and adults can suffer from , which is a disease that can come and go over time. For some, it starts in childhood and continues through adulthood. Others may not begin experiencing until adulthood.

No matter which kind of you have, make sure you tell your doctor all about how may interfere with your everyday life. For example, having on your face and hands can feel and be more severe as it can really affect your daily life. It's not only important to tell your doctor your physical symptoms, but also how you are feeling.*

Atopic Dermatitis

is the most common form of , and symptoms can vary widely from patient to patient. It is a disease that comes and goes—with "flares” making the skin itchy, red, and painful. While there is no cure for , there are treatment options to help manage your symptoms.
Scratching hand eczema

Hand eczema

Hand can be due to genetics or triggered by allergens or irritating chemicals. Hand is characterized by itchy, blistering, or dry cracking skin. As its name indicates, it is centered on the hands.

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Forehead seborrheic dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis

A form of that occurs in areas with many oil-producing glands, like the upper back, nose, and scalp. Seborrheic has several common triggers, and most commonly affects adults between the ages of 30 and 60 or children under 3 months of age.
Learn more about seborrheic dermatitis
Scratching elbow eczema

Other eczema types

appears in a variety of forms. Some forms of include contact , neurodermatitis, dyshidrotic , stasis , and nummular .
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