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9 things you need to know about eczema (especially if you have it)

Get the latest intel on preventing and treating this chronic inflammatory skin condition.

How to tell it’s eczema
How to tell it’s eczema
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Know your symptoms. “Your skin becomes dry, itchy, and easily irritated, and there can be a rash with skin that is scaly and thickened,” explains dermatologist Jeffrey Benabio, MD. People tend to get the rash on certain parts of the body depending on their age. Common sites for babies include the scalp and face (especially the cheeks), the front of the knees, and the back of the elbows. In children, common areas include the neck, wrists, legs, ankles, the creases of elbows or knees, and between the buttocks. In adults, the rash often appears on the elbows and knees and on the nape of the neck, sometimes accompanied by a yellowish to light brown crust or pus-filled blisters.

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