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What does eczema look like?

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Eczema can happen anywhere on your body. Babies and children are more likely to have it on their faces. It can look different from person to person. Some people get rough, leathery skin, while others have red or brownish-gray patches or small raised bumps on parts of their body. Swelling, oozing, and crusting are other signs -- but the most common symptom of eczema is itchy skin.

From: Eczema vs. Acne: Which Is It? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "What is Acne: Fast Facts."

National Eczema Society: "What is Eczema?"

National Eczema Association: "You're not alone," "Atopic dermatitis: All in the Family?" "Sun Protection," "Sunscreen."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Adult acne," "Atopic dermatitis," "Reducing stress may help lead to clearer skin," "Proper skin care lays the foundation for successful acne and rosacea treatment."

DermNet New Zealand: "Complications of atopic dermatitis."

Mayo Clinic: "Acne," "Atopic dermatitis (Eczema)," "Helping Stop Pimples."

American Family Physician: "Diagnosis and Treatment of Acne."

National Jewish Health: "Eczema: Treatment," "Wet Wrap Therapy."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 29, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "What is Acne: Fast Facts."

National Eczema Society: "What is Eczema?"

National Eczema Association: "You're not alone," "Atopic dermatitis: All in the Family?" "Sun Protection," "Sunscreen."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Adult acne," "Atopic dermatitis," "Reducing stress may help lead to clearer skin," "Proper skin care lays the foundation for successful acne and rosacea treatment."

DermNet New Zealand: "Complications of atopic dermatitis."

Mayo Clinic: "Acne," "Atopic dermatitis (Eczema)," "Helping Stop Pimples."

American Family Physician: "Diagnosis and Treatment of Acne."

National Jewish Health: "Eczema: Treatment," "Wet Wrap Therapy."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 29, 2019

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