Eczema

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic, itchy inflammatory condition of the skin. Eczema is caused by an inability of the skin to properly retain water. It is often associated with asthma or hay fever. Eczema often starts in early childhood. Some people grow out of it, but adults can continue to have eczema either over their whole body, or more commonly localized on their hands. Patients with eczema have irritated, inflamed, itchy, red or dark patches.

Eczema is caused by an inability of the skin to properly retain water. Change in temperature or humidity, stress, irritating clothes or chemicals, and skin infections can worsen eczema. Medical treatment and good skin care are key in the treatment of eczema.