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Eczema is a general term encompassing various inflamed skin conditions. It is persistent and unsightly, characterized by redness, dryness, extremely itchy patches and more. Approximately 10% - 20% of the world’s population is affected by eczema.
This eczematous inflammation consists of itchy, red and scalling patches, papules and plaques.

Treatment:
a) Moisturizes are essential part of daily therapy; encourage frequent application.
b) Moisturizes are most effective when rubbed in well and applied directly after skin is patted dry following bathing.
c) Infrequent washing with bar-type mild soap is also helpful.
d) Wet dressings should be avoided.
e) Tar ointments and creams (many over the counter preparations) provide an alternative to steroid-resistant lesions and are moderately effective.


Arm with subacute eczematous changes, which include confluent erythema and secondary changes of scaling, erosions, and crusts. Atopic dermatitis or allergic contact dermatitis appears this way.



Nipple eczema is a finding in atopic dermatitis. Subacute eczematous changes seen here are scaling, erythema, fissuring, and crusting. The skin appear dry.



Eczema around the eye area. The patient was allergic to a component of her moisturizer.



Ear with xerosis, erythema, and crusting typical of subacute eczematous inflammation.



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