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What causes eczema?

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The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but it's thought to be linked to an overactive response by the body's immune system to an irritant. It is this response that causes the symptoms of eczema.

From: Skin Conditions and Eczema WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Dermatology: "What is Eczema?"

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on May 17, 2019

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American Academy of Dermatology: "What is Eczema?"

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on May 17, 2019

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