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Eczema

Eczema is the name for a group of conditions that cause skin to become dry and irritated

Atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis) is the most common form of eczema, a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked.

Contact dermatitis is a type of eczema triggered by contact with a particular substance.

Discoid eczema is a long-term skin condition that causes skin to become itchy, reddened, swollen and cracked in circular or oval patches.

Varicose eczema is a long-term skin condition that affects the lower legs. It's common in people with varicose veins.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/#E

How to Use Emollients - this video describes the different types of emollients and how to apply them to the skin.

Patient Information Leaflet - How to use Emollients

How to use Topical Steroids – this video describes the different types of topical steroids, how to apply them and to use them safely.

Patient Information Leaflet - Topical Steroids

 

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