Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that causes itchiness, dry skin, rashes, scaly patches, blisters and skin infections. Itchy skin is the most common symptom of eczema.
Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema. It results from an overactive immune system that causes the skin barrier to become dry and itchy. This condition can occur on any part of the body and has varied symptoms. Many factors can contribute to eczema, including an interaction between your environment and your genes.
What are the symptoms of Eczema?
Dryness, sensitive skin
Inflamed, discolored skin
Rough, leathery or scaly skin, appearing as scaly patches
Oozing or crusting
Areas of swelling.