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11 Top Eczema Myths—And The Truth to Improving Your Skin

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William Randles

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João Jesus

Myth: There’s Only One Type of Eczema


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Denise Mwaniki

Myth: Eczema Is Contagious


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Francisco Galarza

Myth: Eczema Is Just Dry Skin


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Ximena Mora

Myth: Eczema Can Be Cured


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shattha pilabut

Myth: Eczema Is Caused by a Food Allergy


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Jason Blackeye

Myth: Eczema Is Always Worse in the Winter


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Myth: Eczema Is Only in Certain Spots


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Ian Keefe

Myth: Eczema Is No Big Deal


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Janine Joles

Myth: Eczema Responds Best to Natural Products


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Myth: Eczema Is Only Treated Topically


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Myth: Eczema Is Mostly a Pediatric Problem


Krista Bennett DeMaio

Krista Bennett DeMaio

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Krista Bennett DeMaio has well over a decade of editorial experience. The former magazine-editor-turned-freelance writer regularly covers skincare, health, beauty, and lifestyle topics. Her work has appeared in national publications and websites including Oprah, Women’s Health, Redbook, Shape, Dr. Oz The Good Life, bhg.com, and prevention.com. She lives in Huntington, New York with her husband and three daughters.