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What is eczema?
Rather than a specific condition, eczema is a group of
unrelated diseases that have a similar appearance. When it is new eczema, the
affected skin appears red and elevated with small blisters (vesicles) containing a clear
fluid. When the blisters break, the affected skin will weep and
ooze. In older eczema, chronic eczema, the blisters are less prominent and the skin
is thickened, elevated, and scaling. Eczema almost always is very itchy.