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Doctors do not know the exact cause of eczema, but a defect of the skin that impairs its function as a barrier, possibly combined with an abnormal...
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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 unknown triggers. In...
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Like asthma, eczema seems to run in families. Certain genes make some people have extra-sensitive skin, and certain environmental factors -- like...
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The cause of atopic dermatitis is poorly understood and is the subject of active research. Research shows that it develops as a result of interaction...
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The cause of atopic dermatitis is not known, but the disease seems to result from a combination of genetic (hereditary) and environmental factors...
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Atopic dermatitis Atopic dermatitis is a chronic skin disease characterized by itchy, inflamed skin and is the most common cause of eczema. Factors...
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No...eczema (atopic dermatitis) is genetically-dry skin. Swimming pool chemicals can certainly cause other forms of dry skin or contact...
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Eczema is a skin condition caused by inflammation. Atopic dermatitis is the most common of the many types of eczema. While the word...
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While many parents assume that a particular food is the cause of their child’s eczema, the answer is rarely that simple. Most eczema is unrelated to...
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Seems like there are a lot of treatment options both medication as well as stuff you can do at home. From the article linked to below:Good skin care...
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Eczema is used as a general term for many types of skin inflammation (dermatitis) and allergic-type skin rashes. There are different types of eczema...
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Atopic dermatitis affects each child differently, both in terms of onset and severity of symptoms. In infants, atopic dermatitis typically begins...
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No one really knows what causes eczema. It's an immune system reaction that can be triggered by certain soaps, creams, allergies, and detergents, and...
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Atopic dermatitis is a long-lasting (chronic) skin problem. It causes dry skin, intense itching, and then a red, raised rash. In severe cases, the...
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Atopic dermatitis is a very common, often chronic (long-lasting) skin disease. It is also called eczema, dermatitis, or atopy. Most commonly, it may...