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Eczema Resource Center


Eczema Resource Center

It’s possible to get relief from eczema. Here, you’ll find the treatment and self-care that dermatologists recommend for common types of eczema, including atopic dermatitis.

If you’re unsure what type of eczema you have, it’s important to get a diagnosis. Treatment and self-care differ for each type of eczema.

What’s eczema?

Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a common skin disease in children and adults.

How to care for a child who has eczema

If your child has atopic dermatitis, often called eczema, you can reduce flares. This online guide offers dermatologists’ insight to help.

Is your dry skin actually hand eczema?

Fall brings cooler, dryer air, which can mean dry skin. If your hands are dry, scaly, and painful, you might have hand eczema instead of dry skin.

Is your job causing eczema?

People who work in certain professions have a higher risk of developing contact dermatitis, a type of eczema. Is your profession on this high-risk list?

Stasis dermatitis: How to take control

This type of eczema stems from poor circulation, usually in the legs. If you have stasis dermatitis, self-care can help prevent it from worsening.

Relief from dyshidrotic eczema

The first sign is often deep-seated blisters on your hands. Making some simple changes can help clear your skin and prevent flares.


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It’s important to begin treating your child’s eczema as soon as you notice it, which can prevent the condition from worsening, making it more difficult to treat. To help manage your baby’s symptoms and decrease flare-ups, learn more at: How to treat eczema in babies.

How to treat eczema in babies

Atopic dermatitis (also known as eczema) is a common skin condition in babies. It affects up to 25% of children, and an estimated 60% of people with eczema develop it during their first year of life. While there is no cure, most cases can be controlled with a customized skin care plan, which may include moisturizers, prescription medications, and strategies to eliminate triggers.

To help manage your baby’s symptoms and decrease flare-ups, follow these tips from board-certified dermatologists.


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