Types of Eczema

Eczema is a general term for any type of dermatitis or “itchy rash”. There are several skin diseases that are eczemas. All types of eczema cause itching and redness and some will blister, weep or peel. It typically affects the insides of the elbows, backs of the knees, and the face, but some eczema types can cover most of the body.

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Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is the most severe and chronic (long-lasting) kind of eczema.

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Hand Eczema

Hand eczema (also known as hand dermatitis) is a common condition affecting up to 10% of the population.

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Contact Dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is a reaction that can occur when the skin comes in contact with certain substances, which can cause skin inflammation.

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Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that is similar to eczema and sometimes occurs in patients with eczema.

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Dyshidrotic Eczema

This is a blistering type of eczema, which is twice as common in women. It is limited to the fingers, palms and soles of the feet.

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Nummular Eczema

Nummular eczema (also known as discoid eczema and nummular dermatitis) is a common type of eczema that can occur at any age.

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Neurodermatitis, also known as lichen simplex chronicus, is an itchy skin disease similar to atopic dermatitis.

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Stasis Dermatitis

Stasis dermatitis is sometimes called venous stasis dermatitis because it arises when there is a problem with the veins, generally in the lower legs.

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Dermatitis Atópica

La Dermatitis Atópica (DA), es una enfermedad que causa comezón e inflamación de la piel.

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