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Eczema on the hand. Close-up of the hand of a 29-year-old female patient with eczema (dermatitis). Eczema is a chronic skin disorder that shows up as scaly and itchy rashes. Other symptoms include blisters, dry leathery skin, and ear discharge or bleeding. Eczema is due to a hypersensitivity in the skin, not unlike an allergy, which can lead to long-term inflammation.
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