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Getting rid of the itch of eczema

Ask the doctors Q. I was recently diagnosed with eczema. Is this condition treatable without the use of steroids? Id like to avoid using them if I can. A. Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. Some people with eczema have mild dryness or itchiness, while others experience more severe symptoms, such a scaly rash or skin that cracks and oozes. Eczema is more common…

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