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What is eczema?

Answered on 11th January 2016
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Eczema is a medical condition that causes a child’s skin to become red, itchy, cracked and dry. It is a long term condition in many people although it can improve over time, especially in children.

Eczema is a common, non-contagious, skin condition that affects one in ten children in Ireland. There are a number of different types of eczema with the most common being atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis.

 

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