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No single condition creates eczema. A combination of medical conditions flare up the skin and make it dry and flaky. No matter where eczema appears on the skin, it is likely to be itchy. The affected areas will be dry and scaly. Also called atopic dermatitis, eczema shows up in families with a history of allergies. Many doctors have noticed symptoms in children. However, this condition can develop at any age. Though its exact cause is unknown, eczema is common in those with asthma and hay fever. This skin condition is triggered by the body's overactive response to something that is irritating the immune system. You can effectively control it with some of these simple home remedies.

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1. Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil comes from the extract of the Simmondsia tree. You can find it in wax form, instead of a liquid. Its properties are similar to the sebum oil found in human skin. Experts believe that this similarity tricks the skin into thinking it is the natural oil the body produces. This trick enables jojoba to control excess oil production. Jojoba oil is an excellent moisturizer. It spreads over the skin with ease, absorbs well, and removes all flakiness from the affected area. If you massage it into the skin's surface, jojoba oil goes a long way towards controlling body acne and eczema. The oil is stable and does not lose its antioxidants, even after long periods of storage.

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