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What are the symptoms of eczema?

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Eczema can affect infants and usually shows up before you're 5 years old. Infants may have red, crusted, scaly areas on their cheeks, scalp, or the front of their arms and legs. If you scratch, your skin can get thick, dark, and scarred. Itchiness is usually worse at night when you go to bed. You might also notice:

  • Scaly, flaky, dry skin
  • Small bumps on your skin
  • Itchy rash on the backs of your knees, elbow creases, face, wrists, or forearms
  • Rash that bubbles up, then weeps clear fluid
  • Cracked skin that hurts and sometimes bleeds
  • Creased on the palms of the hand or under the eye
  • Darkened skin around your eyes

From: What Is Atopic Dermatitis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Atopic Dermatitis."

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)."

FDA: “FDA approves new eczema drug .” Dupixent

KidsHealth: "Eczema."

National Eczema Foundation: "Atopic Dermatitis."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "What Is Atopic Dermatitis?"

UptoDate: "Patient information: Atopic dermatitis (eczema) (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 22, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Atopic Dermatitis."

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)."

FDA: “FDA approves new eczema drug .” Dupixent

KidsHealth: "Eczema."

National Eczema Foundation: "Atopic Dermatitis."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "What Is Atopic Dermatitis?"

UptoDate: "Patient information: Atopic dermatitis (eczema) (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 22, 2017

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