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What is Eczema?

Eczema or Atopic dermatitis

  • Chronic condition characterized by itchy, red, and dry skin caused by inflammation.
  • Lichen Planus
  • Self-limited eruption which involves glabrous skin, mucous membranes, hair and nails

What happens in Eczema?

  • Caused by an overactive immune system
  • Signs of infection include painful red bumps that sometimes bleed and contain pus,
  • Intense itching of the skin, patches of redness, small bumps, and skin flaking are common.
  • Scratching can cause additional skin inflammation which can further worsen the itching.
  • Features of eczema vary from one individual to another and can change over time.

Other symptoms include:

  • Dry, scaly skin, plugged hair follicles on the face, upper arms, and thighs

Whom does it affect?

  • Common across all age groups, mainly in infants and small children
  • Genetics plays a major role in the occurrence of this disease.
  • It occurs in between 0.7% to 2.4% of the population.

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