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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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Hard water link to childhood eczema

Babies exposed to hard water may have a higher risk of developing the skin condition eczema than those who live in areas of the country with soft water, according to a UK study.

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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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