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Eczema is a term for several different types of skin swelling. Eczema is also called dermatitis. It is not dangerous, but most types cause red, swollen and itchy skin. Factors that can cause eczema include other diseases, irritating substances, allergies and your genetic makeup. Eczema is not contagious.

The most common type of eczema is atopic dermatitis. It is an allergic condition that makes your skin dry and itchy. It is most common in babies and children.

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  1. Eczema (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... contagious. The most common type of eczema is atopic dermatitis. It is an allergic condition that makes your ...
  2. Atopic Dermatitis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    Atopic Dermatitis May 2013 Handout on Health: Atopic Dermatitis (A type of eczema) This publication is for people who have atopic dermatitis (often called “eczema”), parents and caregivers of children with atopic ...
  3. What Is Atopic Dermatitis? Easy-to-Read From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    Atopic Dermatitis PDF Version Size: 90 KB Audio Version Time: 11:00 Size: 11.0 MB Updated: September 2009 What Is Atopic Dermatitis? Fast Facts: An Easy-to-Read Series of ...
  4. Traditional Smallpox Vaccines and Atopic Dermatitis (National Eczema Association for Science and Education)  
    ... DONATE Ways to Donate Traditional Smallpox Vaccines and Atopic Dermatitis Frequently Asked Questions What is the traditional smallpox ... vaccines to the traditional vaccine for people with atopic dermatitis/eczema, or for their close contacts? Yes. In ...
  5. Atopic Dermatitis: Who Gets and Causes (American Academy of Dermatology)  
    ... treatments A - D Atopic dermatitis Who get, causes Atopic dermatitis: Who gets and causes Who gets atopic dermatitis? Around the world, between 10% and 20% of ...
  6. Atopic Dermatitis: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcome (American Academy of Dermatology)  
    ... and treatments A - D Atopic dermatitis Diagnosis, treatment Atopic dermatitis: Diagnosis, treatment, and outcome How do dermatologists diagnose atopic dermatitis? To diagnose atopic dermatitis (AD), a dermatologist begins ...
  7. Atopic Dermatitis: Signs and Symptoms (American Academy of Dermatology)  
    ... and treatments A - D Atopic dermatitis Signs, symptoms Atopic dermatitis: Signs and symptoms Atopic dermatitis (AD) looks different ... wrist. This skin always itches. Learn more about atopic dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis Atopic dermatitis: Who gets and causes ...
  8. Atopic Dermatitis: Tips for Managing (American Academy of Dermatology)  
    ... Diseases and treatments A - D Atopic dermatitis Tips Atopic dermatitis: Tips for managing Most children’s eczema does not ... eczema), carefully reviewed by dermatologists. Learn more about atopic dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis Atopic dermatitis: Signs and symptoms Atopic ...
  9. newsletter | contact Share | Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Information for adults A A A This image displays extensive atopic dermatitis (eczema); note the skin is dry and scaly, ...
  10. newsletter | contact Share | Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) A parent's guide to condition and treatment information A A A This image displays dry skin with prominent hair follicles ...
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