Symptoms of Skin Asthma

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Symptoms of skin asthma, also known as dermatitis or eczema, include skin that has become inflamed, dry and itchy. Find out how scratching skin asthma can result in an increase of infections with help from a nurse and respiratory care practitioner in this free video on asthma symptoms.

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Symptoms of skin asthma. It's also known as dermatitis or eczema. It's noncontagious, it's chronic, it's longterm. The skin becomes inflamed, it's dry, it's itchy, it's increased scratching from the individual which will open up sores to cause infections. It's normally before the age of 5 so it's hard to keep a child from scratching where it itches. Girls are more likely to have it than boys. You can inherit the susceptibility of it from the parents if they have had hay fever or asthma. So a child that's age of 5 or below, you will see this in, it is a very itchy, scratchy, but dry skin known as dermatitis or eczema.

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