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10 Eczema Myths That Just Won't Go Away

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Myths spelled out in block letters on an open book.
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Myth 1: Eczema is contagious


Baby foot with eczema.
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Myth 2: Everyone will outgrow eczema


Woman applying topical steroid cream to elbow eczema.
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Myth 3: Topical steroids are completely safe


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Myth 4: Eczema is always caused by what you’re eating


Patient and doctor talking about treatment options.
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Myth 5: There is a cure for eczema


Close-up on flakey eczema skin.
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Myth 6: One size fits all when it comes to eczema treatment


woman washing hair in shower.
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Myth 7: Showering every day will trigger your eczema


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Myth 8: Your eczema must be caused by dehydration


Large glob of lotion in hand.
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Myth 9: You should constantly moisturize if you have eczema


Clipping fingernails.
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Myth 10: Keep your nails short to prevent scratching


Ashley Wall

Ashley Wall

Itchin87

Ashley Wall is a freelance writer who started her blog Itchin' Since ’87 as a creative outlet. As a longtime eczema sufferer, she considers herself the ‘eczema aficionado’. She’s a huge advocate for maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. Her life’s mission is to help find a cure for eczema. With her experience, she also hopes to give insightful advice on living with eczema through her writing and work. Aside from her website, Ashley is available to connect on Twitter, Instagram, and  Pinterest.