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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 symptoms

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

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