What is chronic eczema?

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Lawrence T. Chiaramonte, MD
Allergy & Immunology
Eczema, like many other diseases, has a way of escalating from an acute condition (that is, one whose symptoms are short-lived) into a chronic one as patients seek short-term relief from annoying symptoms. Since the major problem is that the skin loses water and becomes very itchy, the scratching that follows allows the infection to penetrate deeper. The skin becomes inflamed to fight the infection which provokes more itching, more scratching, and further damage to the skin, allowing more water to escape and on and on.
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