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What are the Symptoms of Eczema

Eczema is a common skin condition that causes rough, cracked, itchy, and inflamed skin patches. There are many causes and triggers, such as foods, weather conditions, and allergens. Eczema is not contagious, meaning that you cannot pass it onto other people or catch it from them. In this article, we will take a look at different types of eczema and their typical symptoms.

Symptoms of Contact Dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is mainly characterized by irritated, red skin triggered by a substance that you touch. There are two forms: irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis. Specific symptoms include:

– The skin turns red, stings, burns, and itches

– Fluid-filled blisters that might crust over and ooze

– Hives or itchy bumps appear on the skin

– The skin might become leathery or scaly and thicken gradually [1]