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What type of bacteria plays a role in eczema?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Staphylococcus aureus exacerbates, and possibly even triggers, eczema flare ups. It's more commonly found on the skin of people with eczema than those without the skin condition, and it often finds easy access to the body when scratching opens sores in the skin.

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