Eczema is a catchall term for a variety of itchy skin inflammations/rashes which may be characterized by redness, oozing, crusting, blistering, scaling, and/or hardening. It can be caused/aggravated by both internal and/or external substances. Eczema types/names are typically descriptive of where on the body the lesions are, a physical characteristic of or the origin of. The most common is Atopic Dermatitis with some others being Contact Dermatitis, Hand Eczema, Nummular Dermatitis, Perioral Dermatitis, Pompholyx, Seborrheic Dermatitis.
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AAD: Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis
Patient information from the American Academy of Dermatology, including a description of the condition, treatment information and links.
Dyshidrosis - Mayo Clinic
Also known as dyshidrotic eczema or pompholyx. A skin condition in which very small, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms of your hands and the sides of your fingers.
Collection of eczema pictures of different types.
A resource for those suffering from Eczema. Information pertaining to irritants, symptoms and treatment pathways.
eMedicine: Atopic Dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis or eczema is a chronic pruritic skin condition usually beginning in infancy.
Consumer health resource providing an overview of eczema and its causes, symptoms, and treatment.
MedicineNet: Eczyma (Atopic Dermatitis)
Doctor written consumer health information. Includes causes, symptoms, diagnosis and long-term treatment.
Easy to understand information for patients with eczema, which is an inflammation of the skin that may cause dryness, flakiness, heat and itching. Written by a UK general practitioner.
The Merck Manual: Dermatitis
Symptoms, complications, diagnosis and treatments for various types of eczemas.
NHS Choices: Eczema (Atopic)
Provides information on this chronic skin condition. Includes a short video and details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, complications and prevention.
NHS Choices: Eczema (Discoid)
Provides information on this skin disorder, also known as nummular eczema. Includes a short video and details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, complications and prevention.
NHS Choices: Varicose Eczema
Provides information on this chronic skin condition that affects the legs. Includes a short video and details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment.
NIH: Atopic Dermatitis
This booklet is for people who have atopic dermatitis (often called eczema), parents and carers of children with atopic dermatitis.
Types of Eczema
A comprehensive online eczema resource from the American Academy of Dermatology.
WebMD - Eczema Health Center
Information and news updates about the prevention and treatment of different types of eczema.
What Is Eczema?
Understanding eczema. The types, the causes and the treatments. Need to know information and patient experiences.
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