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Defining Eczema

Eczema is a general term for several types of inflamation of the outer layer of skin. The most common type is called Atopic Dermatitis. Atopic - meaning allergic, and Dermatitis - meaning inflamation of the skin.

It appears as a red, scaly, flaky, and sometimes oozing rash which is most commonly seen in children, but can also affect adults. 

Although eczema can be a chronic condition, reoccuring throughout an individual's life, children frequently get better as they get older. 

Eczema Prevalence in the US

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What Causes Eczema?

We have discovered many eczema triggers, but we still don’t know what causes it.

Some theories include:

  • Genetics: skin barrier problems (“leaky skin”) and the immune system being over-reactive, for example
  • Environment: certain chemicals and allergens may contribute to developing eczema
  • Hygiene hypothesis: being too clean and not having proper bacteria on the skin may also contribute

 Although family history can play a role, it’s important to remember that you did not cause your child’s eczema.