Eczema: Overview

Eczema is a chronic skin condition causing recurring rashes. The skin rashes are often blistery, weeping, crusting, scaling and itchy. In many cases, the cause is unclear, and the cause may be an inherited form called “atopic eczema”. In some cases eczema has a clear cause: it may be caused by skin allergies, skin irritation, or blood circulation disorders of the skin (especially if the area affected is the lower legs). Treatment is by anti-itching and corticosteroid topical applications and sometimes medications.

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