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Eczema: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

Having eczema or having a child with eczema can be a real pain. It’s the most common allergic skin condition in America affecting about 31.6 million people –of that number, at least 17.8 million have moderate to severe symptoms.

To properly manage eczema, it’s important to know exactly what you’re dealing with.


What is Eczema?

Eczema which can also be referred to as atopic dermatitis is a chronic dry, itchy skin rash that can occur anywhere on the body. Symptoms can persist for long periods of time or constantly recur. The most common areas affected are inside the elbows, behind the knees, front of legs, ankles, hands, wrists, and neck.


What Causes Eczema?

Eczema can be a tricky because it varies from person-to-person. What may trigger your eczema, may not be the cause of someone else’s. Knowing what the triggers are can prevent you or your child from eczema breakouts.

Some of the most common triggers include:





If you’re dealing with eczema symptoms and want help managing it, call or visit one of Allergy & Asthma Consultant’s locations to schedule an appointment.

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