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Cross-section illustration of the formation of eczema on the skin in four parts. From top left to bottom right: normal skin, blisters and skin becomes itchy, the rash transitions from acute to chronic becoming flaky, and finally the rash becomes chronic and itchy. Topical steroids and ointments are used to ease the discomfort of the eczema rash.
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