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Eczema Up Close: Myths and Uncommon Complications

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Americans crossing street in New York city.
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Myth or reality, myth circled in red.
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Myth: It’s just a skin problem. It’s no big deal.


Heart on cardiogram; heart disease concept.
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Eczema and Increased Risk of Heart Disease


Vaccine concept vials and needle.
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Myth: Vaccines Cause Eczema


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


Researcher analyzing results.
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Eczema, Staph and the Influenza Vaccination


Flu vaccine
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Influenza shot can be injected into a muscle instead


Smallpox vaccine.
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Live Smallpox Vaccine Can Lead to Serious Infection


Woman in bed with fever.
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Rare Complication: Eczema Vaccinatum


Human contact concept.
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Myth: Eczema Is Contagious


Covering mouth with hands, hiding sores.
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Eczema Herpeticum


growth of child concept.
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Slowed Growth Rate for Children With Severe Eczema


sleeping man.
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Possible Causes for Growth to Be Impaired for Children With Severe Eczema


Topical cream
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Topical Steroids to Treat Eczema May Cause Delayed Growth


Rachel Zohn

Rachel Zohn

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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.