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Eczema overview

Eczema symptoms include dry skin that may become itchy, red and inflamed. It’s most commonly found in children, although adults can get it. There are different types of eczema. The most common is called atopic eczema or atopic dermatitis.

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Eczema doesn’t affect children’s height

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Eczema symptoms

Atopic eczema, usually just called eczema or atopic dermatitis, is a long-term condition causing itchy, red, dry and cracked patches of skin.

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