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Eczema Symptoms and Management

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Atopic dermatitis, more commonly known as eczema, is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. It often presents as dry, itchy and reddened skin. The exact cause of eczema is largely unknown. However, it appears that those with a family history of allergy are more likely to develop eczema.

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The exact cause of eczema is not known, but it’s thought to be a combination of environmental triggers and genetic factors. People who have eczema have an overactive immune system that produces inflammation when triggered by a substance inside or outside of the body. A person is more likely to develop eczema if they have a family history of eczema or allergic conditions, such as allergic rhinitis (hay fever) or asthma.

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Short but useful resource!
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Vicki cooper
07 Nov 2022
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Very good
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Jessica Walker
05 Dec 2022
Good read
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Claudia Collins
12 Aug 2022
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This was a good basic overview of excema as a whole.
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Diane Allenet-Yeung
04 May 2020
Nice and concise
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Kerry DSouza
12 Jul 2020
A concise insight into eczema worth a read.
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Ranjita MAGAR
18 Jun 2021
it was very useful
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Ashleigh Bertoli
09 Jun 2020
Easy basic information.
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