WHAT IS ECZEMA?

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SUNBIZ -

Eczema means “erupt” or to “boil over” in Greek. It is a con­di­tion where the skin erupts into a red­dish rash, char­ac­terised by se­vere itch­ing, red­ness, scal­ing and loss of the sur­face of the skin. In se­vere cases, the skin may be in­fected. It af­fects peo­ple of all ages but is pri­mar­ily seen in early child­hood. Among oth­ers, eczema in­di­cates the pres­ence of an atopic dis­or­der, which is rooted in “a hy­per­sen­si­tive im­mune sys­tem”.

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