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Eczema: Types and treatment

Headshot of toddler scratching eczema on her head.
Atopic dermatitis

Often beginning in childhood, this is a common type of eczema. Here are signs that a child may have it.

Woman looking in the mirror at rash caused by contact dermatitis.
Contact dermatitis

Almost everyone gets this type of eczema at least once. Find out when to see a dermatologist.

Close-up of man’s hands installing tiles, a type of work that can cause dyshidrotic eczema.
Dyshidrotic eczema

Tiny blisters on your hands, feet, or both is one sign of this type of eczema. See other signs.

Close-up of woman’s hands peeling garlic, a possible cause of hand dermatitis.
Hand eczema

If the skin on your hands is dry, thick, and scaly, you might have hand eczema. Relief requires finding the cause.

Woman scratching itchy patch of neurodermatitis.

It can clear completely with the right treatment. However, finding what works for you can take time.

Close up of a senior man looking out of the window at home.
Nummular eczema

With the right treatment, many people see this eczema go away. Here’s what treatment involves.

Three women over 50 years of age walking briskly.
Stasis dermatitis

Self-care is essential for getting this eczema under control. See what dermatologists recommend.