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Eczema (cont.)

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What is the prognosis (outlook) for eczema?

Eczema is not a fatal disease, although it can cause significant discomfort. Medical treatments as well as lifestyle modifications can generally provide symptom relief. It is also possible in many situations to avoid known triggers of the condition. Complications such as secondary bacterial infection can be successfully treated with antibiotics.

Medically reviewed by Norman Levine, MD; American Board of Dermatology


American Academy of Dermatology, Eczema. <>.

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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/7/2014

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