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Eczema: What People Don't See (Infographic)

Updated on November 08, 2021
Article written by
Torrey Kim

Below the surface, living with eczema can mean nights of relentless itching, moments of embarrassment, and alternate days when you seem "fine." There's so much more to eczema than meets the eye. Eczema comes with hundreds of possible combinations of symptoms, many of which appear invisible to outsiders.

Perhaps those who know you are aware that you experience skin rashes. However, MyEczemaTeam members say they often experience such additional symptoms as anxiety, skin infections, intense itching, depression, low self-esteem, pain, skin tenderness, swelling, trouble sleeping, and more.

Check out the iceberg and share your below-the-surface symptoms in the comments below.

A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

I also use Free and Clear but am still wondering if it is doing anything. My dermatologist put me on a prescription shampoo for scalp fungus too, although my scalp biopsy revealed eczema. Im waiting… read more

posted 10 months ago

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Torrey Kim is the managing editor at MyHealthTeams and has over a decade of experience writing about medical conditions. Learn more about her here.

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