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Abouteczema.net is a free website providing
information on skin conditions.
You will find information provided by others who have “Dermatitis”,
“Eczema”, among other skin conditions.

What is Eczema?

Eczema derives from Greek(ἔκζεμα ēkzema, ‘to boil
The term Eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin

The conditions include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are
characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema
(swelling), itching and dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking,
oozing, or bleeding.

Areas of temporary skin discoloration may appear and are sometimes due to
healed injuries.
Scratching a open healing lesion may result in scarring and may enlarge the

Dermatitis’ comes from the Greek word for skin. In some languages,
dermatitis and “eczema” are synonymous, while in other languages
“dermatitis” implies an acute condition and “eczema” a chronic one. The two
conditions are often classified together.



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