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2. Treating Eczema

Avoiding harsh soaps and detergents, especially laundry soap with added scents or perfumes, can ease eczema. Excessive handwashing can aggravate the condition and increase dryness. To treat itchiness, individuals can apply over-the-counter anti-itch creams as needed. Eczema isn't contagious and doesn't develop complications, but it can be uncomfortable. People should take care to keep the fingernails short, as dirt from under the nails can come into contact with the skin when scratching, leading to infection.

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