Can You Catch Eczema From Someone Else?


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Kath Senior answered
No, eczema is in no way contagious and cannot be passed from one person to another, even by direct touch. It is a common belief though, and one that causes eczema sufferers to feel embarrassed, alienated and can even result in them being bullied at school.

Eczema is a condition caused by an over-reaction of the immune system, not by a bacteria or a virus that can be passed between people. People with eczema are generally born with it ~ and start showing signs of red, itchy and flaky skin before they start school. Irritants and allergens in the environment can make the condition worse ~ as can stress and scratching.

Once the skin is broken, there is a risk of infection, which can cause more misery as the skin develops open sores that bleed and weep. Care should be taken to treat any infections rapidly, and to cover any open skin sores until they can heal. Eczema may not be catching but fungal and bacterial infectious can be.
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obviously NO as it is not contagious

The most common form of eczema (dermatitis) is atopic dermatitis and is not contagious. However, if the raw, irritated skin of eczema becomes infected, the infecting agent may be contagious. The exact cause of atopic dermatitis is not known, but because it often occurs in family members, it is felt that a person's inherited genes may play a role in its development.



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Is eczema contagious

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