Eczema is adults usually manifests as hand and foot dermatitis. Dr. Goldenberg recently completed a study on the subject. The study showed that about half of adults with hand and foot eczema were colonized with a bacteria known as Staphylococcus aureus (staph). Treating the staph bacteria along with eczema improved the patients’ outcome more than just treating eczema alone.
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