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The term eczema is used as a classification for several different conditions where the immune system has an abnormal response to some outlying factor, causing inflamed skin. Also known as dermatitis, the varieties of eczema include allergic contact dermatitis (an allergic rash), atopic dermatitis (chronic rashes that often occur in conjunction with asthma or hay fever), and nummular dermatitis (the development of round patches of red and/or itchy skin).

There is no cure for eczema, but the problem often can be managed through lifestyle modifications by identifying and then avoiding what causes flare-ups. Topical and oral medications can be used to treat your itching and inflammation. These medications can be obtained over the counter or by prescription from the dermatologists at NY Skin RX.