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List of the Different Types of Eczema

Updated: Jul 14, 2021

Atopic Dermatitis: This is the most common form of eczema and is a chronic severe form of eczema. Characterized by, dry, red, itchy scaly skin. The rash often forms in the creases of your elbows of knees. Small bumps may appear and leak fluid if you scratch them.

Contact Dermatitis: When you develop red irritated skin caused by a reaction to a substance you touched. Your skin itches, turns red burns and stings. Itchy bumps called hives may pop on your skin. Fluid-filled blisters can form that may ooze and crust over. Your skin may feel thicken and feel scaly or leathery. Causes: Detergents, bleach, jewelry, latex, nickel, paint, poison ivy or any other poisonous plants, makeup, soaps, and perfumes.

Dyshidrotic Eczema: Appears as small, itchy, clear fluid-filled blisters on the hands and feet. It is believed to be more common in women than men. The blisters may last up to three weeks. The symptoms include, deep set blisters on the edges of the fingers, toes, palms, and soles of the feet, itching, redness, flaking, scaly, cracked skin and pain.


Nummular Eczema : Also known as discoid eczema. Appears as itchy coin-shaped spots. It affects people differently. Can often be mistaken for ring worm. Symptoms include: Coin-shaped lesions on arms, legs torso and or hands, itching burning, lesions that are oozing liquid or have crusted over, red, scaly and inflamed skin around the lesions.

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Appears on the face, upper chest and back. It often appears on the scalp as dandruff. Symptoms are dry flakes to yellow, greasy scales with reddened skin.

Stasis Dermatitis: Also called venous stasis dermatitis. It usually occurs where there is a problem with blood flow in the veins due to poor circulation. Pressure to develops in the lower legs, causing fluid to leak out of the veins and into the skin, resulting in swelling, redness, scaling, itching and pain. Symptoms are swelling, scaling, scaling, redness, itching or pain.

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