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Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. Eczema often presents as dry, itchy and reddened skin. The reason why certain people develop eczema is largely unknown. It is common for people with eczema to also have other allergies.

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The exact cause of eczema is not known, but thought to be a combination of triggers and genetic factors. People who have eczema have an over-reactive 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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Dominic Peterson
09 Mar 2020
Short but useful resource!
Claudia Collins
12 Aug 2022
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This was a good basic overview of excema as a whole.
Diane Allenet-Yeung
04 May 2020
Nice and concise
Kerry DSouza
12 Jul 2020
A concise insight into eczema worth a read.
Ranjita MAGAR
18 Jun 2021
it was very useful
Ashleigh Bertoli
09 Jun 2020
Easy basic information.
Pamela Boyd
22 Nov 2020
Well done, good tips on managing eczema with lukewarm showers, soap-free w/powder, bath oils, avoid over-heating, wear protective gloves, pat dry skin. thank you.
Luke Mulder
08 Aug 2020
Good, quick and easy read covering the basics of eczema!
karen farnsworth
09 Nov 2019
I found this article to be pertinent and to the point and concise
Jacqueline Toland
24 Aug 2020
Informative and easy to read.
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