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What is eczema?

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Eczema is a term for a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated. The most common type of eczema is known as atopic dermatitis, or atopic eczema. Atopic refers to a group of diseases with an often inherited tendency to develop other allergic conditions, such as asthma and hay fever.

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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