Red, itchy, scaly or oozing skin? Home remedies for eczema

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The skin is red, sometimes swollen. It may also be scaly or ooze fluid, or form little blisters or bumps. But mainly it’s itchy – constantly and almost unbearably. These are symptoms of eczema, also called dermatitis. “Almost everyone gets it at least once during their lifetime,” says dermatologist Dr Marion Moers-Carpi, adding that the condition isn’t caused by a bacterium or virus and isn’t contagious. There are two main types of eczema: endogenous (internal cause) and exogenous (external cause), and in many cases the skin inflammation is due to an interaction of the two. Endogenous eczema i…

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