Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a frustrating and challenging condition to treat. A chronic, itchy, irritated, and scaling rash, eczema leads to poor sleep, frequent scratching, and a lower quality of life. Eczema is challenging enough to treat and it’s important to dispel common myths about eczema:
Myth #1: Eczema Is Contagious
It can be uncomfortable on many levels for a child or adult to have visibly irritated skin. It is even more embarrassing if the people around them think that they have a contagious disease. Eczema is a condition that develops as a result of both genetics and the influence of environment. However, it is not an infection that can be spread from person to person.
Verdict: False. Atopic Dermatitis (eczema) is not a contagious disease.
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