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Eczema (sometimes called atopic dermatitis or allergic eczema) is a common skin condition that mainly affects infants, but can also affect older children and adults.

Eczema causes redness, itching, and skin thickening. Many people with eczema also suffer from other allergic conditions such as hay fever, asthma, or food allergies.

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Last reviewed: July 2016

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Discoid eczema - ACD

Discoid eczema is a common type of eczema or dermatitis with coin-shaped areas of inflammation on the limbs or torso. It is usually very itchy.

Read more on Australasian College of Dermatologists website

Eczema: Q and A -

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is an itchy, scaly red or pink rash, often found in association with dry skin. Eczema often gets better with age, but problems with dry, sensitive skin often persist.

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Eczema (allergic dermatitis) video | myVMC

Eczema is an allergic skin condition or dermatitis characterised by skin inflammation. It produces an itchy red rash. Currently there is no cure for eczema.

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Eczema (atopic dermatitis)

Eczema is a common skin disorder that affects all ages but most commonly babies and children.

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Eczema: prevention and treatment -

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is treated by protecting your skin barrier with moisturisers, avoiding irritants and allergens, and treating flare-ups with medicated ointments or creams.

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Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) | myVMC

Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is a chronic skin disease which runs in families. It is an allergy which causes the skin becomes red, dry and itchy.

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Eczema in babies, children and teenagers | Raising Children Network

Children with eczema get itchy, red, scaly patches on their skin. You should see your GP if you think your child might have eczema also called dermatitis.

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Eczema - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Eczema occurs in around 1 in 5 infants, but usually improves during the teenage years. Most patients either have or will develop other allergies with age.

Read more on ASCIA – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy website

Dermatitis (eczema) - Farmer Health | Farmer Health

Dermatitis (also called eczema) is a skin condition which is common among farmers. It is very uncomfortable and can be caused by contact with a range of things on the farm including: Farm chemicals Solvents and cleaners Disinfectants Pesticides &...

Read more on The National Centre for Farmer Health website

Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Eczema

Eczema (also called atopic dermatitis) is a skin rash which is common in babies and young children, but which tends to get better as they get older. The skin is very itchy and it can be quite distressing to the child. It can usually be controlled and the child helped to feel more comfortable.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

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