Signs and symptoms of eczema may include:
Increased Incidence of Skin Infections
Signs of possible skin infection that may require prompt medical attention include:
Emotional Effects of Eczema
The severity of eczema and the frequency and duration of outbreaks will vary among people. In severe cases, quality of life may be compromised. In addition to physical discomfort, people with eczema may develop emotional problems, such as depression or anxiety. People with eczema may experience social difficulties due to visible skin rashes.
Eczema and its treatment may be particularly difficult for children, especially when skin involvement is quite severe.
The American Academy of Dermatology website. Available at: http://www.aad.org.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niams.nih.gov.
Last reviewed November 2013 by Michael Woods, MD
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