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Eczema

Boy and girl without eczemaEczema, or dermatitis, is the skin condition that can cause the skin to swell and become discolored. It makes the skin dry and itchy. Occasionally blisters will form as a result. There are different types of eczema or dermatitis. The most common are atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, and dyshidrotic dermatitis.

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Common types of dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is predominately found in babies and children. It begins with itchy skin that causes a rash. Contact dermatitis is caused by objects that touch the skin. The skin can develop an allergic reaction and become irritated. It is most commonly from jewelry that contains nickel or poison ivy. Dyshidrotic dermatitis is only found on hands and feet which causes burning, itching, and a blistering rash.

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