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glossary:eczema [2007/09/06 23:21]
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glossary:eczema [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +Eczema is a group of [[chronic]] [[skin]] disorders that affect the hands, scalp, face, back of the neck, and [[skin]] creases of the elbows and knees. It can run in families; however, it may occur for no known reason or be caused by an allergic reaction to certain foods, clothing, lotions, soaps, plants, or topical medications.
  
 +Signs and symptoms of eczema may include itching, small [[blister]]s with oozing, and thickened and scaly skin. 
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 +Eczema can be treated with preventive measures and medications. The goals of treatment are to ease symptoms, especially itching, and to control the rash.
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 +Atopic [[dermatitis]] is one type of eczema.
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 +See also:  *  [[:​Lymphedema]]
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 +           ​* ​ [[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​phpBB2/​viewtopic.php?​t=313|Eczema]] ​
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 +           ​* ​ [[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​phpBB2/​viewforum.php?​f=42 | Skin Glossary]]
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 +           ​* ​ [[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​phpBB2/​viewforum.php?​f=10| Skin care, conditions and complications]]  ​
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