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    Eczema and other medical conditions
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    atti_editor posted:
    Eczema causes dry, red patches of skin and intense itchiness, but those dealing with the condition may also have other medical conditions to cope with. Eczema has been linked to an increased risk of health conditions such as asthma, hay fever, food allergies, obesity, and heart disease, as well as a greater risk of mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.

    You can read more here: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/eczema/news/20160729/eczemas-effects-more-than-skin-deep

    As someone who has suffered with eczema my entire life, this is a very interesting read and could possibly explain a number of the other health conditions that I deal with. It's also good to be aware of what other medical conditions could be in your future (like heart disease) so that you can take appropriate action to hopefully head them off now. Plus, it makes me more likely to stick to my long-term treatment plan

    Anyone else here have eczema and suffer other medical conditions listed in the article?


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