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An inflammatory skin disorder that frequently presents in childhood but is also common in adults. It appears as itchy, red to brownish-gray patches.

guidelinesPrevention and management

  • good skin care practices, and topical therapies  

  • be selective about the products you use on the skin, to avoid risk for adverse reactions to known irritants and allergens.

  •  choose skin care and laundry products ( moisturizers, cleansers, shampoo/conditioner, makeup, and laundry detergents) that are “fragrance free” and hypoallergenic, such as:

  • note that even “scent-free” products may be made with fragrances and thus may still be allergenic or irritating.

  • avoid certain fabrics


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