What Is Eczema?

Eczema can look different depending on the type of rash and where it appears on the body. Symptoms typically flare up for a period of time and then calm down before surfacing again.

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People With Eczema Are 36% More Likely to Attempt Suicide, According to a New Study

Pain, itching, and stigma associated with the disease may play a role, experts say—but inflammation could be a trigger, as well.
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Mom Cured Her Son's Eczema With Homemade Breast Milk Soap

A mom from the U.K. had tried everything she could to treat her son's ongoing eczema. Then, she decided to make soap out of her breast milk, and it turned out to be the ultimate fix.
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The Skin Condition That Made Me Too Embarrassed to Go to Work

Danielle, 30, an ICU nurse in Connecticut, has had atopic dermatitis—the most common form of eczema—her whole life. After a severe flare-up left her feeling exposed and ashamed, she’s controlling the skin condition now better than she ever has.
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How Having Eczema on My Face Changed My Life—For the Better

Out of nowhere, one woman's previously-mild eczema symptoms spread to her face. Here's how the uncomfortable skin condition helped her appreciate what's really important in life.