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Where are the most common places eczema can show up on the body?

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You can have eczema anywhere on your body, but it often shows up on the:

  • Insides of your elbows
  • Backs of your knees
  • Face, often on the cheeks
  • Behind the ears
  • Buttocks
  • Hands and feet

Sometimes, you may have other skin changes along with eczema, such as small raised bumps or hives. You might also have an extra fold of skin under your eyes.

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Atopic Dermatitis."

National Eczema Association: "All About Atopic Dermatitis."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 2, 2020

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Atopic Dermatitis."

National Eczema Association: "All About Atopic Dermatitis."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 2, 2020

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