Patient Comments: Is Eczema Contagious? - Experience

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Please describe your experience with eczema. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: ??? ??, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: March 21

Eczema is not contagious. You can never catch eczema, even if you are in close contact with someone who has it. On a separate topic, an open wound with a bacterial infection is not like scabies. Unless you are a person who is immune compromised or who has a skin condition themselves, people rarely catch a bacterial skin infection from another person.

Comment from: drbuckner, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 05

Although perhaps not pretty, eczema is not contagious. You can never catch eczema, even if you are in close contact with someone who has it. On a separate topic, an open wound with a bacterial infection is not like scabies. Unless you are a person who is immune compromised or who has a skin condition themselves, people rarely catch a bacterial skin infection from another person.

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