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Papular Eczema: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

What Is Papular Eczema?

Papular eczema, or subacute prurigo or atopic dermatitis, is a form of eczema characterized by gray, purple, or brown bumps on dark skin or red, itchy bumps on light skin. These areas, also known as papules, may show up and affect any part of the body. In general, these skin areas are raised and have a diameter of no more than 1 centimeter. It is estimated that around 7 percent of adults and 11 percent of children have popular eczema. In many cases, this condition tends to start at a young age. [1]