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Here’s a shocking skin statistic for you: As many as 10 percent of adults may have eczema, making it one of the most commonly seen skin conditions. That accounts for a lot of people who are dealing with a skin condition that may be a source of anxiety and embarrassment. Sadly, they may also have no idea how to manage the symptoms and prevent them from getting worse.
At the simplest level, eczema is “irritated skin,” reports the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD.org). Your immune system is overreacting, causing your skin to erupt in irritation and itchiness. You’re more prone if you have a family history, asthma or allergies, live in an urban environment or in a Northern climate