EczemaRisk Factors

Eczema Up Close: Myths and Uncommon Complications

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Jacek Dylag

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Min An

Myth: It’s just a skin problem. It’s no big deal.

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Eczema and Increased Risk of Heart Disease

Doctor giving patient vaccine

Myth: Vaccines Cause Eczema

Culture of Staphylococcus aureus colonies on blood agar plate.
Culture of Staphylococcus aureus colonies on blood agar plate.iStock

Unexpected Complication: People with Eczema Tend to Have Staph Bacteria on Their Skin

Vaccine bandage

Eczema, Staph and the Influenza Vaccination

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Influenza shot can be injected into a muscle instead

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Live Smallpox Vaccine Can Lead to Serious Infection

woman with fever on couch

Rare Complication: Eczema Vaccinatum

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Jonathan Borba

Myth: Eczema Is Contagious

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Oleg Magni

Eczema Herpeticum

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Karl Fredrickson

Slowed Growth Rate for Children With Severe Eczema

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Annie Spratt

Possible Causes for Growth to Be Impaired for Children With Severe Eczema

Topical cream

Topical Steroids to Treat Eczema May Cause Delayed Growth

Rachel Zohn

Rachel Zohn


Rachel Zohn is a mom, a wife, and a freelance writer who is striving to find the best way to juggle it all and maintain a sense of humor. She is a former newspaper reporter with a deep interest in writing about all things related to health, wellness and the human body. She enjoys writing about various health topics, including skin conditions such as eczema, different types of cancer and seasonal allergies.