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The term eczema can be quite confusing, as it is often used by laypeople to describe a variety of different skin conditions. Watch this video to hear a dermatologist explain exactly what eczema is.

Eczema is a chronic skin condition that often starts in childhood and can affect adults later in life. The skin gets very itchy, red, cracked, dry, and sometimes covered in bumps. Oftentimes, people who are prone to allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and other allergies will experience eczema along with their other allergic symptoms. Eczema may appear on the hands, feet, ankles, neck, face, and behind the knees. Flare-ups can be quite uncomfortable and will usually require the attention of a dermatologist.

The board-certified dermatologists at Swinyer – Woseth Dermatology in Salt Lake City are well-versed in treating eczema and other skin conditions. Contact us at 801-266-8841 or visit our website to learn more about our services and to find out how we can help you fight eczema.