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Understanding Eczema and Dermatitis & Their Effective Treatments

Eczema and dermatitis are two skin conditions that are often used interchangeably. Although they have some similarities, they differ in terms of their etiology, symptoms, and treatment.

Eczema is a chronic skin condition characterized by inflammation, dryness, itching, and redness of the skin.

Dermatitis, on the other hand, is an acute or chronic inflammation of the skin that can be caused by various factors such as allergies, irritants, genetic predisposition, or underlying medical conditions.

In this blog post, we will explore the differences between eczema and dermatitis, their symptoms, and the most effective treatments for each.