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What is eczema?

Eczema or dermatitis is a kind of skin inflammation that is characterised by itching, redness, and a rash. Eczema impairs the skin's ability to maintain a healthy barrier (the "glue" of your skin) result in skin becoming more sensitive and prone to infection and dryness.


  • immune system activation
  • genetics
  • environment
  • stress


  • dry, scaly skin
  • skin flushing
  • itching may be severe especially at night
  • open, crusted, or weeping sores