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What causes eczema. begins dry then chaps and spreads?

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masso 22 May 2017

The exact cause of atopic dermatitis (eczema) is unknown. Healthy skin helps retain moisture and protects you from bacteria, irritants and allergens. Eczema is likely related to a mix of factors:

Dry, irritable skin, which reduces the skin's ability to be an effective barrier
A gene variation that affects the skin's barrier function
Immune system dysfunction
Bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus, on the skin that creates a film that blocks sweat glands
Environmental conditions.

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