What Is Eczema? What Causes Eczema?

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what is eczema


Eczema - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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** Eczema **

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Eczema
/Classification and external resources/

Typical, mild dermatitis
ICD-10 L20-L30
ICD-9 692
OMIM 603165
MedlinePlus 000853
eMedicine Derm/38 Ped/2567
MeSH D004485

*Eczema* (from Greek: ἔκζεμα /ēkzema/, "to boil
over") often referred to as *atopic dermatitis*^[1] is a form of chronic
inflammation of the skin.^[2]

The term /eczema/ is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin
conditions. These include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are
characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema
(swelling), itching and dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking,
oozing, or bleeding. Areas of temporary skin discoloration may appear and
are sometimes due to healed injuries. Scratching open a healing lesion may
result in scarring and may enlarge the rash.

The word /eczema/ comes from Greek, meaning "to boil over". Dermatitis
comes from the Greek word for skin â€“ and both terms refer to the same
skin condition. In some languages, dermatitis and eczema are synonymous,
while in other languages dermatitis implies an acute condition and "eczema"
a chronic one.^[3] The two conditions are often classified together.

*Contents*

· 1 Classification

· 1.1 Common
· 1.2 Less common

· 2 Cause
· 3 Diagnosis
· 4 Prevention
· 5 Management

· 5.1 Medications

· 5.1.1 Corticosteroids

· 5.1.1.1 Adverse effects

· 5.1.2 Immunosuppressants
· 5.1.3 Itch relief

· 5.2 Moisturizers
· 5.3 Lifestyle
· 5.4 Light therapy
· 5.5 Diet and supplements
· 5.6 Alternative therapies
· 5.7 Behavioural approach

· 6 Epidemiology
· 7 History
· 8 Research
· 9 References
· 10 External links

*Classification[edit]*

More severe eczema
A patch of eczema that has


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eczema

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