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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National Eczema Association
Educational resources for the prevention and treatment of eczema and related skin complaints.
AAD: Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis
Patient information from the American Academy of Dermatology, including a description of the condition, treatment information and links.
Cure Me
Information for patients and healthcare professionals about eczema and related skin conditions.
Eczema Pictures
Collection of eczema pictures of different types.
Eczema Treatments
A resource for those suffering from Eczema. Information pertaining to irritants, symptoms and treatment pathways.
Eczema Zones
Support for people living with eczema in the UK. The site has different zones for infants, juniors, teens, adults and parents.
eMedicine: Atopic Dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis or eczema is a chronic pruritic skin condition usually beginning in infancy.
eMedicineHealth: Eczema
Consumer health resource providing an overview of eczema and its causes, symptoms, and treatment.
Itchy Baby
Eczema advice and treatment specifically for babies. From creams through to dietary recommendations and washing techniques.
MedicineNet: Eczyma (Atopic Dermatitis)
Doctor written consumer health information. Includes causes, symptoms, diagnosis and long-term treatment.
Medinfo: Eczema
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.
MIO's World
MIO is a Japanese dermatologist and a severe atopic dermatitis patient herself. This is MIO's case history without corticosteroid therapy with thoughts about AD.
Mölnlycke Health Care: Ezcema
An educational site for atopic eczema sufferers, their carers and healthcare professionals. An informative environment where guidance is given on the disorder and wet wrapping technique.
The National Eczema Society
Free information for eczema and dermatitis sufferers.
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 brought to you by the American Academy of Dermatology.
WebMD - Eczema Health Center
Find information, prevention and treatment for 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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