Eczema (also known as Atopic Dermatitis) is a kind of dermatitis or inflamed skin. Early eczema can appear to be red, blistering, or oozing. Later eczema appears scaly, brownish, or thickened. In early and late stages of eczema it almost always itches.
This skin condition can occur at any age but is most common in infants to young adults. An itchy rash along with a family history may indicate the beginning of eczema. It can appear on the palms, backs of the hands and fingers, or on the feet, where crusting, oozing, thickened areas may last for years.
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