Types of Eczema

Eczema, also called “dermatitis,” is not one specific skin condition. Several types of eczema exist, and sometimes a person develops more than one type. The links below take you to more information about common types of eczema.

Atopic dermatitis

Contact dermatitis

Dyshidrotic dermatitis

Hand dermatitis


Nummular dermatitis

Occupational dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis

Stasis dermatitis

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This 7-month-old boy has atopic dermatitis, the most common type of eczema.

(Photo used with permission of the American Academy of Dermatology National Library of Dermatologic Teaching Slides)





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