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Dr. Paula Walker discusses eczema

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

A common dry skin condition that manifests during this time of year is eczema.

Dr. Paula Walker of Columbus State University answers these questions about this chronic skin problem:

*What is eczema?

A: Eczema is a dry skin condition that is characterized by extreme itching and inflammation. 

*Who is often affected by eczema?

*What areas of the skin are most affected by eczema?

A: The legs, especially the back of the knees.

*What causes eczema?

A: The cause of eczema is currently unknown.

*What are the risk factors for eczema?

*How is eczema treated?

*Hydrocortisone creme, antihistamines, and avoiding scratching.

*How can viewers take care of their skin and minimize eczema's affects?

Watch the video for more details.

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